Fifth Grader Told He Can’t Give Speech On Marriage Equality
Kameron Slade, a Queens, New York fifth grader, won a competition, but was told by the principal of PS 195 he’d be removed from the event if he spoke on his intended subject.
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?
Here is his speech: