Lesbian Couple Seeks Marriage License in Denver – Local Faith Leader Supports Demand for Civil Marriage

For Immediate Release
Contact: Paige Schilt, Director of Public Relations and Media
Cell: 512-659-1771
Colorado Contacts: Kate Burns & Sheila Schroeder, kateburns303@comcast.net, 303-806-8444
Christopher Hubble, Soulforce Colorado State Organizer, 303-241-3225, cahubble05@yahoo.com

(Denver, CO) — In an effort to achieve basic fairness and marriage equality for all of Colorado’s families, local nonviolent advocates will again seek to elevate this issue in the public mind. On Monday, September 24, committed same-gender couple Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder will enter the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office to request a marriage license. When denied, they will risk arrest by refusing to leave.

Who: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families and their Allies, including Rev. Mike Morran of the First Unitarian Society, Denver.
What: Marriage Equality Direct Action: press conference, vigil, civil disobedience
When: Monday, September 24, 2007 3:30 p.m. MST
[A training in nonviolence to prepare for Monday’s action is scheduled on Sep 23 — RSVP with Christopher Hubble (cahubble05@yahoo.com) for more information.]
Where: Denver Clerk and Recorder Office, Wellington Webb Municipal Administration Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80202, (Court-Colfax block on 15th Street)


Soulforce is a national civil rights and social justice organization. Our vision is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. For more information go to www.soulforce.org.

"All reforms owe their origin to the initiation of minorities in opposition to majorities… Those who believe that they are not bound to obey laws which are repugnant to their conscience have only the remedy of [nonviolence] open to them." –Gandhi