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Disputed resolution passed by council
by Jessica O'Brien
Two councilmen stood in the way of a much-talked-about resolution receiving the full support of the Michigan City Common Council on Tuesday.
A resolution titled "Condemning Violence, Bigotry and Hateful Rhetoric Toward Muslims in the United States," passed 7-2 with councilmen Chris Schwanke and Ron Hamilton voting against it.
Both said they object to the resolution because it should protect the rights of all people, regardless of their religious beliefs. "I have no problem supporting a resolution covering all religions," Hamilton said before he voted against the one on the table.
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