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Chattanooga voters reject benefits for same-sex domestic partners

Friday, August 8, 2014
Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Voters in Chattanooga have rejected a proposal to allow health benefits for domestic partners of city employees. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the measure was rejected in Thursday’s referendum election by 5,501 votes. In November, Chattanooga ...

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Councilman challenges recall, says petitioners want to remove him because he’s gay

Monday, February 24, 2014
WRCB-TVChris Anderson
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga city councilman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's recall statute after he says citizens petitioned to remove him from office because he is gay. ...

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Church kicks out family for supporting lesbian daughter in benefits fight

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Kat Cooper (right) and her wife, Krista, from their Maryland wedding trip earlier this year.
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee church has banned an entire family from its congregation after they supported their lesbian daughter while she fought for same-sex partner benefits from the town where she worked as a police detective. ...

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Chattanooga, Tenn., elects first openly gay candidate to city council

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Chris Anderson
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- City council candidate Chris Anderson made history Tuesday night when he became the first openly gay candidate to win an election in Chattanooga, Tenn. ...

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