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2 Years After Marriage Equality, LGBT Couple Says Fight Is Far From Over Marisa & Andrea

Marisa and Andrea DeRossett are thankful that, for the last two years, their marriage has been recognized in their home state of Georgia. And this legal recognition isn’t just important to them—it’s most important for their two children.

But, they say, the fight for equal rights didn’t end for them or other LGBT people on June 26th, 2015. Until state or federal law is updated to recognize their civil rights, LGBT people, including married couples, can still face discrimination in employment, housing and public places.

“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 DeRossett

“Until there is comprehensive civil rights legislation in Georgia that protects us and our family from blatant and insidious discrimination,” Marisa says, “We must continue to fight for our rights as a couple, as a family and as members of the LGBTQ community.”

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