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Condemn Your Lesbian Daughter Or Face Exile, Commands Church 8/31/13

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    "Collegedale's decision to grant benefits to same-sex couples was a victory for Kat Cooper, a gay detective who cha

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    "Collegedale's decision to grant benefits to same-sex couples was a victory for Kat Cooper, a gay detective who championed the months-long effort that made the Chattanooga suburb the first city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of its government employees.



    Cooper's mother, Linda, stood by her side throughout the process.

    She held tight to her daughter's hand at a July meeting over the issue.

    And the two embraced after the City Council's 4-1 vote on Aug.

    5.



    But those small acts of support translated into collateral damage that left Linda Cooper and other relatives separated from their church family of more than 60 years.

    And one local advocate for gay families says the church's stance was the most extreme he's heard of in years."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.



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