Milestone Moments: The Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality (Member Created Video)
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: Nancy Stokesberry recalls being in New York City when the Obergefell v. Hodges decision was announced and how the city celebrated. This video was created by Jett Rifkin, a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. To see more member created videos, click here or search the website using the keyword phrase “Member Created Video.”

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: I Remember-24**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use this video as a conversation starter after students have researched the Obergefell v. Hodges decision. Do they believe that, if left to the states, same sex marriage would be legal in all 50?
  • Use the video in your exploration of constitutional issues. What constitutional issues were at play in this case? How would students analyze the Supreme Court’s decision? What aspects of the decision do they agree with? Disagree with?


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.