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Former Atlanta fire chief alleges religious discrimination in lawsuit against city, mayor

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed, alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was fired from his job after writing a book that included passages comparing ...

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Georgia GOP congressmen take Atlanta mayor to task for firing anti-gay fire chief

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kelvin Cochran
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has some new friends in the form of six Republican U.S. congressmen from Georgia. The group fired off a letter to Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday asking for Cochran to be reinstated. ...

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Former Atlanta fire chief files religious discrimination complaint against city

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, observes a moment of prayer as religious groups rally on Jan. 13 to support him following his termination in Atlanta.
The former chief of Atlanta's fire department has filed a federal complaint alleging that the city discriminated against him when he was fired for publishing a book that contained offensive comments on homosexuality. ...

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Atlanta mayor: Fire chief’s termination based on judgment, not faith

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, right, speaks as religious groups rally to support him following his termination at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed says Cochran's termination was based on his judgment and not anti-gay statements in his self-published religious book.
Religious groups are rallying to support former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, but Mayor Kasim Reed reiterated that Cochran's termination was based on his judgment and not anti-gay statements in a self-published book. ...

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Atlanta fire chief who compared homosexuality to bestiality is terminated

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announces Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, that Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran had been terminated from his position.
Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement at a press conference at City Hall where he reiterated the city’s nondiscrimination policy that prohibits bias based upon sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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LGBT advocacy group says Atlanta fire chief unfit to lead a diverse workforce

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kelvin Cochran
ATLANTA -- A Georgia LGBT advocacy group is calling on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to terminate the city’s fire chief, saying the viewpoints expressed in a self-published book make him unfit to lead a diverse workforce. ...

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Atlanta fire chief suspended over book describing homosexuality as ‘perversion’

Monday, November 24, 2014
Kelvin Cochran
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion." ...

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Freedom to Marry launches $1 million marriage equality campaign in U.S. South

Monday, February 24, 2014
NEW YORK – Freedom to Marry, the advocacy campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Monday launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South. ...

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Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed announces support for marriage equality

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced his support for marriage equality by signing a resolution sponsored by councilman Alex Wan and passed by the City Council on Dec. 3. ...

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