5th grader banned from giving speech supporting marriage equality


A New York City fifth grader’s winning speech in favor of marriage equality will never be heard by his classmates after his school’s principal deemed it inappropriate. Kameron Slade won a class competition and was scheduled to deliver his speech at PS 195 in Queens. However, because the speech was to be about same-sex couples, his principal told Slade he would be removed from the contest if he did not choose a different topic.

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