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Same-sex marriage opponents propose two Colorado ballot measures

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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One measure would re-define same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to same-sex marriage to hire a contractor to serve the couples. ...

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Under pressure from Congressman, school seeks review of ban on gay student’s speech

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Twin Peak Charter School senior Evan Young reads his valedictorian speech on May 31, 2015 in Boulder, Colo. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy that barred Young, a gay valedictorian from coming out during his commencement speech denies it discriminated against the teen, but says no discussion of sexual orientation is appropriate for a graduation ceremony.
Under pressure from a U.S. Congressman, the Colorado school that blocked a valedictorian from delivering a commencement speech in which he planned to come out as gay has asked outside lawyers to review what happened. ...

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With school’s blessing, this valedictorian comes out as gay during graduation speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Emily Bruell, one of three valedictorians at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colo., holds up a sign identifying herself as gay during commencement on May 30, 2015. She received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale.
A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale. ...

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School blocks speech by valedictorian who planned to come out as gay

Friday, May 29, 2015
Evan Young
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists. ...

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Attack on transgender man to be prosecuted as hate crime

Friday, May 15, 2015
Paul Wettengel
Paul Wettengel has been charged with third-degree assault and a bias-motivated crime after police said he punched and groped a man who is transgender. ...

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Republicans block Colorado bill on transgender birth certificates

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without getting surgery. All three Republicans on the committee voted against it. ...

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Colorado Senate panel rejects bill to prohibit conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth in Colorado has been rejected by Republicans that control the state Senate. ...

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Cake wars: Bakeries serve up tension between LGBT rights, religious objections

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Jack Phillips of Masterpeice Cakeshop in Denver.
A pair of Colorado cases - locally dubbed the "Cake Wars" - have added a new twist to the fight over LGBT discrimination and the "religious freedom" debate playing out across the U.S. ...

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State: Colorado bakery did not discriminate by refusing to write ‘God hates gays’ on cake

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Bakery owner Marjorie Silva stands for a photo inside her own Azucar Bakery, in Denver. Silva is facing a discrimination complaint with Colorado’s Civil Rights Division because she refused to write hateful words about gays on a cake for a customer.
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies has determined that a Denver bakery did nothing wrong when it refused to write anti-gay messages on a cake ...

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Transgender birth certificate change gets initial approval in Colorado House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has won initial approval in the Colorado House. ...

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