A New York City student will be allowed to deliver a speech about same-sex marriage after all.
Queens fifth grader Kameron Slade worked on the award-winning speech with his mother and his teacher ... but his principal claimed the speech was "inappropriate" for the school-wide competition at PS 195, reported NY1 on Thursday.
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."
Instead, he delivered a speech Friday about animal cruelty. "I thought my original speech was really gonna win. I was very confident in it," the student told CBS New York.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that Kameron Slade will deliver his speech at a special assembly of fifth graders on Monday.
Isn't this young man all kinds of adorbs and awesome? Watch a news report and Kameron deliver the speech AFTER THE JUMP ...