Fifth Grader Blocked From Giving Marriage-Equality Speech Delivers It At City Council Meeting

Kameron Slade became our hero when he submitted a speech supporting same-sex marriage to a schoolwide competition at PS 195 in Queens. But when his principal declared the topic “inappropriate” and told him to chose another one or drop out of the contest, our heart broke.

The story has a happy ending, though: Recently wed Council Speaker Christine Quinn invited Slade, 10, to give his speech to the council on Wednesday.

“I think adults must realize that as children get older, they become aware of these mature issues that are going on in the world,” he told the assembled politicos. “If children read or watch the news, they can also learn about things like same-gender marriage, so what’s the point in trying to hide it?”

From the mouths of babes.