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The Ridgedale church of Christ in Tennessee gave Linda Cooper the choice of either leaving the congregation she had been part of for decades, or saying that her lesbian daughter's "lifestyle" was a sin against God.

* THE RIDGEDALE CHURCH OF Christ in Tennessee gave Linda Cooper the choice of either leaving the congregation she had been part of for decades, or saying that her lesbian daughter's "lifestyle" was a sin against God. Cooper's daughter Kat Cooper is a detective for the Collegedale Police Department and has been with her partner for 11 years. They were married in Maryland. Kat has been fighting her employer and the city to provide health benefits for her partner, a fight she won when Collegedale, a suburb of Chattanooga, became the first city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of government employees. It was through the news coverage of that win that the church discovered Linda's daughter is a lesbian. Linda chose to side with her daughter and has left the church.

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Author:Lowrey, Sassafras
Publication:Curve
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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