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City Council to vote on marriage resolution

Indiana lawmakers will meet Monday to take a vote that could change the state's constitution to state that marriage is only between a man and a woman.


Some South Bend City Council members have proposed a resolution urging state lawmakers to reject the amendment.


"Hopefully we can make a difference so that no one is discriminated against and we can encourage involvement by all citizens," says council member Fred Ferlic.


Ferlic believes amending the state constitution, to state that marriage is only between a man and a woman, can only be bad for business, bad for the economy, and would send the wrong message about the state of Indiana.


Reverend Amy Debeck of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart also opposed the state amendment.


"I hope that people are smarter now and realize that amendments to constitutions should be to afford freedoms, not to take them away," says Debeck.


The South Bend City Council will meet Monday at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the resolution.

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