SAME SEX MARRIGE
Gulliver and Emmet meet a friend from class and her family at the library. Abby has two Dads, and Emmet has lots of questions. He learns families come in all shapes and sizes – always have, always will.
How to start a conversation
Watch this videos first, then watch it together. The goal is help you create a safe space for respectful curiosity, acceptance and understanding.
Same sex marriage
- The International Year of the Family, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994, recognizing the diverse forms and functions, addressing the needs of all families.
- Canada became the 4th country in the world to permit same sex marriage in 2005.
- There are many different kinds of families. What they look like isn’t important- how they love and support each other is.
- Like many heterosexual couples, 2SLGBTQ+ couples are committed to stable, long lasting relationships.
- Children of 2SLGBTQ+ are just as healthy and well-adjusted as children from heterosexual marriages- its been scientifically proven.
- Parenting does not affect a child’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This applies to children growing up in a heterosexual and 2SLGBTQ+ households.
- There are all types of relationships in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, similar to relationships in the heterosexual community. Roles are based on skills, preference and personality strengths, not necessarily on gender.
- Took out same sex are great examples of how relations …
- 2SLGBTQ+ families can feel excluded or isolated if community institutions don’t take their family dynamic into consideration. Everyone wants to be part of a supportive and accepting community.
Starting a conversation around same sex marriage
- Keep it simple and age appropriate. Talking about love and respect is always a good starting point.
- Let them lead the conversation – answer their questions honestly.
- Remember all families look different – what they look like isn’t the important part.
- Make it about relationships, not a social issue.
- Example are great, if you already know a 2SLGBTQ+ family.
- Make your home a house of acceptance- everyone is welcome.
- Books are a good way to start a conversation:
- All Families are Special -Norma Simon
- All kinds of Families -Mary Ann Hoberman