Sisters are doing it for themselves – gay couple take the state of Colorado to court

Gay couple take the state of Colorado to court for their right to marry.

A lesbian couple from Englewood, near Denver are seeking to overturn the state of Colorado’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The couple, Kate Burns (44) and Sheila Schroeder (43), have filed a motion claiming that Amendment 43, which was passed in 2006 and sought to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, violated their constitutional right to equal protection.

"Marriage is a fundamental right, which should be for all Coloradans, not just some Coloradans," said their lawyer Mari Newman.

Sadly, the amendment was passed by a 55 per cent majority, so perhaps their chances of overturning it are not high, but hats off to them for trying – what could be more romantic for Valentine’s Day?

For more on this story, visit the New York Times website.

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