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.
- What Is Marriage Equality? (Grades 4-8)
- Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History (Grades 9-12)
- Understanding Homophobia/Heterosexism and How to Be An Ally (Grades 7-12)
- Books About Kinds of Families
- Books about LGBTQ People and Homophobia/Heterosexism
- Books About Marriage Equality
Other Education Resources
- Terminology Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- That's So Gay: Language That Hurts and How to Stop It (blog)
- We Are Family: Making Classrooms Inclusive for All Families (blog)
- LGBT Pride Month Education Resources (webpage with links)