Marriage Equality: Different Strategies for Attaining Equal Rights
This lesson focuses on the different means that the Constitution provides for people to bring about change. While each of the methods the lesson presents worked in the Civil Rights movement, all three are currently being challenged in the marriage equality movement. Keep up to date on the ongoing struggles by doing Google news searches of marriage equality. Keep a class log of updates from the states where marriage equality is being challenged.
Country of Origin: US
This lesson contains objectives and assessment criteria regarding knowledge of civil rights in the context of the American constitution. However there is a lot of interesting resources around marriage equality and of course, the subject is as relevant in UK today as it is in US. Elements of the lesson could be used if devising a marriage equality lesson which compared the achievement of Britain’s Civil Partnerships Law with America’s marriage equality battle.