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Birth certificate gender change wins initial Colorado House approval

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature. ...

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Colorado state House passes bill to ban conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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The bill will now be considered by the Senate, where its chances are less clear. That chamber is controlled by Republicans. ...

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Colorado Democrats kill GOP-proposed bills that would ‘sanction discrimination’

Monday, March 9, 2015
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What some conservatives view as trying to preserve religious freedom, Democrats and LGBT rights advocates said would potentially sanction discrimination. ...

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Colorado House gives initial OK on bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors

Monday, March 9, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A final vote this week could send the proposal to the more conservative state Senate, where its chances are less clear. ...

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Colorado, Iowa, Oregon lawmakers considering ‘conversion therapy’ bans

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Three more states could soon join California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia in outlawing therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. ...

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Hundreds attend funeral for gay Latina teen killed by Denver police officers

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Laura Hernandez, center, is surrounded by family members at a gravesite service for her 17-year-old daughter, Jessica, in Westminster, Colo. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a 17-year-old lesbian teen shot to death by Denver police officers, recalling her big heart and gregarious spirit. ...

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Funeral set for lesbian Latina teen shot to death by Denver police officers

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Jessica Hernandez
Friends and family are planning to gather on Saturday for the funeral of Jessica Hernandez, a 17-year-old gay Latina who was shot to death by Denver police officers. ...

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Denver mayor cancels LGBT conference appearance after activists storm event

Friday, February 6, 2015
Activists at the Creating Change conference in Denver on Thursday protest the killing of queer Latina Jessie Hernandez last week by Denver police.
A group of nearly 100 activists stormed the stage Thursday evening at the “Creating Change” conference, demanding solidarity from LGBQ advocates, prompting Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock to cancel his planned address. ...

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National LGBTQ Task Force conference examines religion, faith

Friday, February 6, 2015
Matthew Vines, who is one of the speakers at the annual meeting of the National LGBTQ Task Force taking place in Denver this week, talks about how debates over issues like gay marriage often pit champions of of change against Americans of faith, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in downtown Denver.
Debates over same-sex marriage often seem to pit champions of change against Americans of faith, but it’s possible to be both, say activists gathered in Denver for the annual “Creating Change” conference of the National LGBTQ Task Force. ...

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Dispute over Bible cake with gay slurs raises charge of religious discrimination

Thursday, January 22, 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.
A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married same-sex couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake ...

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