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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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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 with anti-gay statements? [...]

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Bakery gets discrimination complaint over refusal to write anti-gay messages on cake

Friday, January 16, 2015
Azuvar Bakery in Denver, Colo.
Denver’s Azucar Bakery is the target of a discrimination complaint after declining to decorate a wedding cake with anti-gay slurs. [...]

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Boulder, Denver counties resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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DENVER -- Boulder and Denver counties are joining other Colorado counties in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Clerks there announced Tuesday they are now issuing the licenses after the Colorado Supreme Court lifted previous orders against them. [...]

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Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban heads to federal court

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The six couples who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to end the ban on same-sex marriages in Colorado hold a news conference in Denver on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
DENVER -- A Denver federal judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday from six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban. The couples are asking for an injunction declaring the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, allowing clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Attorney General John Suthers [...]

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Pueblo County, Colo., ‘reluctantly’ stops issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz.
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Boulder County is the last remaining county in Colorado still issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after Pueblo County stopped issuing the licenses Monday afternoon. KUSA-TV reports that Pueblo County Clerk Gilbert Ortiz stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday afternoon after receiving a [...]

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