Potential Republican presidential candidates have voiced their support for an Indiana bill that supporters say protects religious freedom but critics argue targets the LGBT community.

After facing a week of intense criticism, Republican Governor Mike Pence retreated Tuesday and asked lawmakers to “fix” the bill he signed. However, Pence repeated that he's opposed to adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the state's civil rights laws.

(Related: Mike Pence calls for “fix” to “religious freedom” bill; Remains opposed to LGBT protections.)

Texas Senator Ted Cruz released a statement in support of Pence.

“I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition,” Cruz said. “There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we are facing a concerted assault on the First Amendment, on the right of every American to seek out and worship God according to the dictates of his or her conscience. Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the Hoosier State. Indiana is giving voice to millions of courageous conservatives across this country who are deeply concerned about the ongoing attacks upon our personal liberties. I'm proud to stand with Mike, and I urge Americans to do the same.”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio weighed in during an appearance on Fox News' The Five.

“I don't think Americans want to discriminate against anyone,” Rubio said. “The flip side of it is: should a photographer be punished for refusing to do a wedding that their faith teaches them is not one that is valid in the eyes of God. … I think the flip side of all of this debate is: what about the religious liberties of Americans who do not want to feel compelled by law to provide a catering service or a photography service to a same sex marriage that their faith teaches them is wrong. And that's a valid Constitutional concern as well.”

In a tweet to supporters, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said that he stands with Pence.

“I stand with @mikepence4gov in defense of religious liberty and real tolerance,” he messaged.

Speaking at George Washington University, he added: “Tolerance is a two-way street. If you're saying that 'your religious liberties are not as important as my … fill in the blank,' then I've got a problem with that.”

“It is absolutely vital that we do all we can to allow Americans to practice their religious ways,” Dr. Ben Carson told Breitbart, “while simultaneously ensuring that no one's beliefs infringe upon those of others.”

In a statement given to Breitbart, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal denied that the bill would allow discrimination.

“The fact that there are some who think this law in Indiana, which merely makes it clear that local governments must respect our religious liberty, is controversial clearly shows that religious liberty is indeed under attack. I oppose discrimination and I reject the notion that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is discriminatory,” he said.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that Pence had “done the right thing” in signing the bill.

(Quotes via thePulse2016.com.)