Spokane council tables gay marriage resolution

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- After hours of public testimony and debate, the Spokane City Council has tabled a resolution supporting the state's new gay marriage law.

The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/nJyZrs ) reports the council has voted 4-3 to table the resolution indefinitely.

Councilman Mike Fagan requested the council table the issue, pointing to a council rule that says they should not pass any ordinance or resolution on a subject not directly related to local affairs or business.

If forced to take a vote on the resolution, council members agree it likely would be approved in a 5-2 vote. But two supporters of gay marriage, Mike Allen and Steve Salvatori, say the council shouldn't vote on it.

Salvatori says council members aren't likely to affect a person's vote on gay marriage.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com