Sep 25, 2007
Quickie Link: Lesbian Couple Arrested After Marriage Attempt
(USA) - An Englewood couple was arrested Monday when they challenged the state ban on same-sex marriage in Denver. Sheila Schroeder, 43, and Kate Burns, 44, were led away in handcuffs by police when they refused to leave the Denver clerk and recorder's office after being refused a marriage certificate. "We're sorry for the disturbance, but we won't leave until we're provided with the same rights as everyone else," Burns told clerk and recorder Stephanie O'Malley. Denver Police Lt. James Henning said Burns and Schroeder would be issued a summons for trespassing and released. Voters in 2006 amended the Colorado Constitution to permit marriage only between heterosexual. A proposal to recognize "domestic partnerships" between same sex couples was rejected in the same election.