Friday, May 9, 2008

Lesbian couple punished for sit-in  

A Denver jury recently found a lesbian couple guilty of trespassing due to a brief sit-in they held in response to Denver refusing to issue them a marriage license. Sheila Schroeder and Kate Burns strongly believed that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage violates their right to equal protection, and thus engaged in a peaceful protest. They were both ordered to pay fines and perform 28 hours of community service.

Wow, what kind of a fucked up country are we living in when these women are punished for fighting against one of the greatest injustices of our time? It so unbelievably frustrating. I just wish that people would hurry up and realize that there is only so long that they can ignore and shun same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage will be legalized. Stop fighting it.

But major props to these wonderful women for doing this. After all, it did take many sit-ins, boycotts, and protests to achieve progress during the civil rights movement.

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