Marisa and Andrea DeRossett are thankful that their marriage is recognized – and they say that legal legitimacy is particularly important for their two children. But, for Marisa and Andrea, the fight for equality didn’t end with the Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling. 2015. Until Georgia’s state lawis updated to explicitly protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces, LGBTQ people, including married same-sex couples like themselves, remain vulnerable.
“Until there is comprehensive civil rights legislation in Georgia that protects us and our family from blatant and insidious discrimination, we must continue to fight for our rights as a couple, as a family and as members of the LGBTQ community,” Marisa said.