Queens fifth grader Kameron Slade was prohibited from giving a speech supporting same-sex marriage when he competed in a school-wide competition.
His mother, who doesn’t want to be identified, said the principal told her the topic is inappropriate. “For him to be denied the right to voice his opinion really upsets me,” she said. “I was really looking forward to it,” Kameron said. “I thought that this was a real good winning speech for tomorrow.”
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.
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