Thursday, September 27, 2007

"Historic" Sit-In Earns National and International Coverage...

NEW on 10/04: Colorado's Place in Gay History


Video footage:

http://www.soulforce.org/email_campaign/email_9_27_2007.html


News and Blog coverage:

>> Beginning with local journalist Nic Garcia's Met column...

LESBIAN COUPLE SITS INTO HISTORY
25 Sep 2007 by Nic
The kicker for Sheila and her partner for more then five years, Kate Burns, is marriage has never been an option either. Kate said their story is typical. They met. They fell in love. And they wanted to get married. ...


>> Lesbian couple arrested in same-sex marriage protest
PinkNews.co.uk, UK - Sep 26, 2007
A lesbian couple was arrested in Denver yesterday following their protest of Colorado's ban on same-sex marriages. Sheila Schroeder, 43 and Kate Burns, 44, ...


>> Two Colo. Women Insist on Marriage Equality, Are Arrested
EDGE Boston, MA - Sep 25, 2007
by Kilian Melloy Two Colo. women were arrested last night on charges of trespassing after demanding a marriage license and refusing to leave unless they got ...


>> Denver Lesbians Seeking Marriage License Arrested
365Gay.com - Sep 25, 2007
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff (Denver, Colorado) A lesbian couple has been arrested after refusing to leave the city clerk's office in Denver when they ...


>> Gay Nup Sit-In Sparks Arrests
Queerty, NY - Sep 25, 2007
Denver residents Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder found themselves in cuffs after a Focus On The Facts sit-in for gay marriage rights. ...


>> Arrests end protest over same-sex law
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Sep 25, 2007
Kate Burns, left, and Sheila Schroeder are arrested Monday by Denver police for trespassing after they refused to leave the Denver Clerk and Recorder's ...


>> Englewood Women Denied Marriage License, Stage Sit-In
TheDenverChannel.com, CO - Sep 24, 2007
By Lance Hernandez, 7NEWS Reporter DENVER -- Denver police have arrested two Englewood women who staged a sit-in at the City Clerk's office following a ...


>> Same-sex couple cited after sit-in over marriage license
Summit Daily News, CO - Sep 25, 2007
BY AP DENVER - A same-sex couple who refused to leave the Denver clerk and recorder's office Monday after they were denied a marriage license were cited ...


>> Lesbians Activists Arrested in Denver
The Advocate, CA - Sep 25, 2007
An Englewood, Colo., lesbian couple were arrested Monday at a Denver government building after refusing to leave when denied a marriage license. ...


>> Denver pair arrested in pro-marriage protest
Gay.com, CA - Sep 25, 2007
A lesbian Denver couple was arrested Monday at a government building after refusing to leave after being denied a marriage license. ...


>> Lesbian Couple Arrested for Staging Sit-In
My Fox Colorado.com, CO - Sep 24, 2007
By KIM POSEY, Reporter DENVER -- A same-sex couple demanding a marriage license from the City and County of Denver were arrested after staging a sit-in ...


>> Hometown Heroes
1 hour ago by Robert S.
On September 24, 2007, Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder of Englewood, Colo., were arrested and removed in police custody from the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building. The couple had entered the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office to ...


>> Denver lesbians arrested in gay marriage protest
26 Sep 2007 by MileHighGayGuy
On Monday, September 24, Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder went to the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office to request a marriage license. When they were refused on the grounds of being a same-sex couple, the women sat in peaceful protest of ...


>> Two Colo. Women Insist on Marriage Equality, Are Arrested
26 Sep 2007 by tom
Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder, of Englewood, entered the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office to request a marriage license. When they were turned away, the women refused to leave the office, prompting their arrest. ...


>> GLBT DIGEST September 26, 2007
26 Sep 2007 by Ray Rideout and Michael Cooper
Sheila Schroeder, 43, and Kate Burns, 44, were led away in handcuffs bypolice when they refused to leave the Denver Clerk and Recorder's Officeafter being refused a marriage certificate. "We're sorry for the disturbance, ...


>> Lesbian couple arrested in same-sex marriage protest
26 Sep 2007
Sheila Schroeder, 43 and Kate Burns, 44, staged the sit-in protest in the Wellington E.Webb Municipal Building, when they were refused an application for a marriage licence from the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office. ...


>> Lesbian Couple in Denver Led Away in Handcuffs For Staging ...
26 Sep 2007 by Lavi Soloway
This is the defining civil rights issue of our time. 43-year-old Sheila Schroeder and 44-year-old Kate Burns are my heroes today. (Photo: Chris Schneider for The Rocky) Rocky Mountain News, via GayNewsWatch). www.lavisoloway.blogspot.com.


>> Denver pair cited in pro-marriage protest
25 Sep 2007
Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder are denied a marriage license and are cited for trespassing in the protest under Soulforce auspices in Colorado.


>> Denver Sit-in Sparks Arrest; Lesbian Couple Who Sought Marriage ...
25 Sep 2007 by Oxcy
(Denver, CO) -- At approximately 5 pm on September 24, 2007, Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder of Englewood, Colo., were arrested and removed in police custody from the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building. The couple had entered the ...


>> Arrests end protest over same-sex law
25 Sep 2007
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.


>> DENVER SIT-IN SPARKS ARREST
24 Sep 2007 by ChristopherH
... 2007 For Immediate Release Contact(s): Paige Schilt, Media Director, paige@soulforce.org, 512-659-1771 Kate Burns & Sheila Schroeder, kateburns303@comcast.net, 303-806-8444 Christopher Hubble, Soulforce Colorado State Organizer, [. ...


>> Same-Sex Couple To Stage Sit-In For Marriage Right
24 Sep 2007
A same-sex couple plans to apply for a marriage license in Denver today and to stage a sit-in until they can get one. Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder say they already know they will be denied.


>> Lesbian couple sits in for marriage license
24 Sep 2007 by thomas c jackson
"If equal is equal, then we should not be denied a marriage license," said Kate Burns. "Sheila (Schroeder) and I should have every right to share our lives together as a married couple. We should be entitled to all the federal benefits ...


>> Denver lesbian couple plans sit-in for marriage license
24 Sep 2007
... marriage license when they apply for one, say they will stage an old-fashioned sit-in until they are allowed to obtain one. "If equal is equal, then we should not be denied a marriage license," said Kate Burns. "Sheila (Schroeder). ...G

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