Today’s important Supreme Court decision ruling that same-sex couples have an equal right to marry is something that you may want to help your children explore further.
Tips for talking with your child:
1. Make sure your child has some background on the Supreme Court and its place in our government. The Congress for Kids website gives a brief explanation of the Supreme Court and also has a list of books about the Court and some of its justices if your child is interested in exploring further.
2. Read about today's decision yourself so you are primed to answer questions. The Supreme Court blog (SCOTUSblog) has two break-downs of today’s events that could be helpful in understanding the decision and dissenting opinions.
3. Explore why Supreme Court decisions can be so hard to make. Here is a resource to help frame this: "The Role of the Supreme Court" (Scholastic).
4. Use the newspaper, internet, news reports on television or the radio, to explore together the decision and people’s various reactions to the decision. Help your child have a sense of the excitement of history in the making. These articles from the Washington Post and NPR will get you started.
Don't worry if you can't answer all of your child's questions! You can continue to seek out answers together online or at your local library.