Talking to kids about same-sex marriage

Story highlights

  • Children are hearing about the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision
  • More children are growing up knowing same-sex couples and may be surprised it wasn't legal

Katia Hetter writes about parenting, books, travel and trending news for CNN.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)"Two women can't get married!"

If I had a nickel for every time my child — who has two moms — has heard that line living here in the South, I'd be broke.
To my knowledge, she's only ever heard it once. And when she heard it, she replied quickly, "Of course they can!" She knows they can because she and her friends have lived their lives with and around same-sex parents who are married.