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Kameron SladeKameron Slade, a fifth-grader at PS 195 in Queens, New York, was told by the principal that he could not deliver a speech on marriage equality because it would be “inappropriate,” reports

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Read excerpts of Slade’s speech below:

Some people are for same-gender marriage, while others are against it. Like President Obama, I believe that all people should have the right to marry whoever they want. Marriage is about love, support, and commitment. So who are we to judge? If we judge people like this, this is a form of prejudice. We must learn to accept all differences.[…]

My mom is very open to me about same-gender marriage. However, some adults may feel uncomfortable and think it’s inappropriate to talk about this to children. I think adults must realize that as children get older, they become aware of these mature issues that are going on in the world. If children read or watch the news, they can learn about things like same-gender marriage, so what’s the point in trying to hide it?

In conclusion, I hope that everyone understands how important it is to respect everyone for who they are. Same-gender marriage is becoming more popular. I believe that same-gender marriage should be accepted worldwide and that parents and teachers should start to discuss these issues without shame to their children.

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See Kameron’s speech below:

Some parents agreed with the principal. Unfortunately, LGBT rights is still considered somehow to complex for children to handle. Though the real problem is more than likely that it’s too uncomfortable for adults resistant to marriage equality and the idea that homosexuality is a biological fact and not a random “choice.”

ThinkProgress also reported that studies prove that curricula showing support for the LGBT community fosters a safer school environment, as opposed to a “don’t ask, don’t tell” environment, or one that is not supportive at all.

Slade should be applauded for being brave enough to tackle this topic — and his mother should be proud of herself for raising such a pro-active, empathetic and civil rights minded young man.


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