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Colorado church under fire for stopping woman’s funeral because she was gay

| Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Vanessa Collier
A "Dignity in Death" rally was held Tuesday for a Colorado woman whose funeral was abruptly cancelled by a Lakewood, Colo., church when a minister refused to allow a picture to be shown of the deceased woman proposing to her surviving wife.

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Missouri bill would allow Christian college groups to discriminate against gay students

| Monday, January 12, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
A Missouri state lawmaker wants to allow Christian groups to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation on college campuses, while still retaining all the privileges of being a school sanctioned student group.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Louisiana same-sex marriage case

| Monday, January 12, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take on a same-sex marriage case from Louisiana that remains under review in a federal appeals court, and re-listed cases from four other states for conference later this week.

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Gay couple denied marriage license after anti-gay activist alleges they’re insane

| Sunday, January 11, 2015
Victor Manuel Aguirre, left, and Fernando Urias, holding a sign that reads #MisDerechosNoSonLocura ("My Rights Are Not Madness")
A gay couple in Mexico was denied the right to marry after an anti-gay activist who gives mandatory pre-marital talks to couples preparing for civil wedding ceremonies, said the couple suffers from insanity.

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Matt Bomer wins Golden Globe award for ‘The Normal Heart’

| Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Actor Matt Bomer has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV movie for his role in HBO's "The Normal Heart."

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Big wins for ‘Transparent’ at Golden Globes, series creator dedicates award to Leelah Alcorn

| Sunday, January 11, 2015
Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent."
Jeffrey Tambor, who won Best Actor for his role in the series, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for helping to put "Transparent" on the map and dedicated his award to the transgender community.

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Hundreds gather in D.C. to speak out on transgender issues following teen’s death

| Sunday, January 11, 2015
A memorial to Leelah Alcorn is displayed at a gathering in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
More than 300 people gathered in the nation's capital on Saturday raise awareness of issues facing transgender individuals and to honor a 17-year-old transgender teen who took her own life last month.

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Laverne Cox responds to the death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn

| Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Guest hosting on ABC's "The View" on Thursday, transgender actress Laverne Cox responds to the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen who died by suicide just days after Christmas.

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Ireland Catholic priest comes out as gay during sermon, gets standing ovation

| Saturday, January 10, 2015
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Father Martin Dolan, a priest at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra for 15 years, took the unusual step of coming out in support of same-sex marriage, adding, "I’m gay myself."

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No action Friday by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage cases

| Saturday, January 10, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases on Friday as gay rights activists eagerly awaited news that it might consider a new round of cases challenging states' ability to ban same-sex marriage.

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