New York City elementary school student Kameron Slade is scheduled to give a speech on marriage equality today. The speech will be given as part of a special assembly of fifth graders that was scheduled after news broke last week that Slade’s school principal had banned the speech for being “inappropriate” for the school-wide competition. The boy calls for tolerance and acceptance.

Here’s more from NY1:

Kameron’s mother said he was told to choose any topic, so he chose same-sex marriage. But on Wednesday, the principal said he should write another speech or be removed from the contest. “She said that people have different opinions on it and that some parents may not want their children to learn about this type of topic,” Kameron said.

Kameron’s speech calls for acceptance and tolerance. It describes his mother’s explanation of the issue and his impression of his mother’s friends who are gay. “They seemed happy,” he said. “Best of all, they seemed to love each other. The only difference was that there were two moms instead of a mother and a father.”

(h/t Rod 2.0)

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