Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

  • June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, ruled that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Up until this day, 37 states plus the District of Columbia had legalized marriage for same-sex couples. This represents a long sought victory for the LGBT rights movement and provides an excellent opportunity to talk with young people about marriage equality, LGBT people in history and literature, homophobia/heterosexism and the struggle for equal rights.

Below are educational and civil rights resources to help educators, parents and family members discuss the topic with young people.

Educational Resources

Children’s Books
Other Education Resources


Civil Rights Resources

"The court stood on the right side of history. The decision extending the freedom to marry to all same-sex couples nationwide upholds the dignity and liberty of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere." Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director Share via Twitter Share via Facebook