After being inspired by President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, fifth grader Kameron Slade wrote a speech about tolerance he expected to deliver to his classmates. Unfortunately, his principal wasn’t feeling it and called the 10-year-old’s efforts “inappropriate,” dashing Kameron’s dreams of delivering his speech before his peers.
Thankfully, local news station NY1 picked up Kameron’s story and he was able to deliver his speech to a much bigger audience: the City Council.
Yesterday, Kameron addressed members of the City Council, confidently delivering his speech.
“President Barack Obama recently talked about same-sex marriage with his wife and two daughters. Some people are for same-gender marriage, while others are against it,” Kameron told them.
“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?”
Joined by his parents and grandfather, Kameron said he felt honored to deliver his speech in front of the city’s politicians.
“I feel honored because not many people get to do this,” he told the New York Times.
*Photo and video via The New York Times