COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Springs City Council has declined to consider a resolution condemning an attack that police say may have been prompted by the fact that the assailants believed at least one victim was gay.

Officials said Tuesday the council has already taken a public stand against discrimination and that a new resolution is unnecessary.

A group including Carolyn Catley, secretary of the El Paso County Democratic Party, asked the council to condemn the July 2 assault outside a restaurant. Police say the assailants made anti-gay slurs.

One person suffered a facial fracture. No arrests have been made.

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that City Council President Scott Hente said the council condemned racism and discrimination in a resolution eight years ago. The resolution is posted in City Hall.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Donna says:

    I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN! With this city and county being run by Republicans, the outcome had to end up like this.They don’t have the concern for the welfare of the citizens at the top of their to do list because they are more worried about pushing their moral agendas to the front of their priorities. They would rather concentrate on harrassing drivers with their hidden cameras and regulate and try to push the medical marijuana dispensaries out of the state! They are so close-minded that they can’t see what’s important anymore! It’s too bad that they don’t see hate crimes as offensive and don’t have the backbone to condemn them as easily as they condemn the rest of us!

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