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5th-Grader Prohibited From Delivering Speech on Marriage Equality

June 16, 2012

Seriously? A fifth-grader gets what a grown school educator doesn’t?? What’s inappropriate is allowing a school administrator to propagate anti-human rights!

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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 ThinkProgress.com.

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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…

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