Jen Jorczak

Colorado couple goes to court

Filed By Jen Jorczak | February 15, 2008 8:59 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Colorado, constitutional amendment, Kate Burns, New York Times, Right to Marry, Sheila Schroeder

Remember Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder, the couple who staged a sit-in at their county clerk's office when they were refused a marriage license? This week, they were in court on the trespassing charge stemming from their sit-in and to file suit for the right to marry. From the New York Times:

Earlier this week, Ms. Burns and Ms. Schroeder filed a motion with the court claiming that Amendment 43, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, violated their constitutional right to equal protection. The measure was approved by 55 percent of Colorado voters 15 months ago. ...

“We are planning on sticking with this until the law has changed,” Ms. Burns said. “When you see something unjust, you want to change it.”

Kudos, ladies! Keep up the fight!

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Rock on! I wonder if they have a legal defense fund set up.

Good question, Bil! I haven't heard anything yet. Coloradans out there: if there is a defense fund set up for Ms. Burns and Ms. Schroeder, please post info!

Oh, wow, these women don't stop.