Indiana lawmakers on Thursday delivered on a promised fix to a bill supporters say protects religious freedom but critics argue targets the LGBT community.

After Republican Governor Mike Pence signed the bill last week, an intense backlash led him to ask lawmakers for a fix.

“It was never intended to discriminate against anyone,” Senate President Pro Tem David Long, a Republican from Fort Wayne, told reporters. “That perception led to the national protests we've seen.”

The changes, which were tucked inside an unrelated bill, would prohibit businesses from using the law as a defense for refusing “to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing” to any customer based on “race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service.”

The backpedaling infuriated social conservatives who lobbied for the law

“Among the things that will happen, Christian bakers, florists and photographers would now be forced by the government to participate in a homosexual wedding or else they would be punished by the government!,” Advance America's Eric Miller said in a statement. “That's not right!”