Pro-Gay Marriage Essay By Fourth Grader Goes Viral

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A fourth grader’s essay supporting marriage equality is going viral this week after a teacher posted a photo of it - typos and all - on Reddit.

“One of my fourth grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for a persuasive essay,” the teacher, a Reddit user who goes by rafa3l2, wrote.

“This is the result. More sense than some adults.”

Pro-Gay Marriage Essay

The student wrote in support of gay marriage:

“Why gay people should be able to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it."

"You should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies moment.”

“I am not sharing this because of how perfect the sentences are, but because of how clear his thought process is on this specific issue,” the teacher wrote.

“It isn’t as simple as pointing out mistakes and spelling errors.”

While one fourth grade writer’s essay might not change any laws, GLAAD, an organization that supports equality for the LGBT community, praised it.

Wilson Cruz, a spokesperson for the group, said:

“This fourth grader is echoing what a majority of Americans of all ages now feel, and perfectly represents the respect for diversity that this student’s generation is learning."

“This student is absolutely correct in saying that marriage is a ‘big moment’ for a couple, and creates a sturdy foundation for the rest of their lives."

“Children are wiser than we often give them credit for.”

Same-sex marriage:


That kid knows something!


all u people who think that gay marriage is wrong how does it physically hurt or emotional hurt u. What does it doe to u think about that.


CLAP*CLAP* Kudos to that kid

Johnrobert schoen

I have three nephews and two nieces ranging in age from 24yrs to 2 weeks. They attend church every Sunday and have since they were babies. I have never discussed with them my politics or the specifics of my love life. They love me because they know me to be a good man who loves them. When I met the man I love, they treated him as they did my brothers then fiancee, and now wife. My sister raised her children to love. To love God, to love each other, and to love all mankind. Love is love. I am very proud that my family, my WHOLE family feels that way. I am from Connecticut, where my marriage will be recognized, and since I am Episcopalian, we will actually be married in church. When I do, my family will celebrate my love with me. What part of that could you possibly find harmful? How does this effect you, at all?


The kid is brainwashed, manipulated, indictrinated, by the liberal cancer spreading in America. Gays & lesbians are perverted, as are child molesters. Being out of their closet is one thing, being in a church, getting married to someone of the same sex, that's ridiculous.


I don't pretend to have all the answers. The bible says a lot of things that I question. I am conflicted . I'm not sure how I feel about gay marriage but I am sure how I feel about hate. And the bible is clear on that subject as well. At this point the only thing that seems right is to treat all people with love and respect and leave the judgement up to God.


I lived with my lover for over 10 years. He cheated on me and I cheated on him. Today I'm married God's way. My wife and I share the good news that Jesus can set you FREE from any sin and that includes the sin of homosexuality. I know that most people hate to hear the truth of God's word so they create their own god, however, there is ONLY one God and ONLY one way to heaven. I USED TO BE ADDICTED TO MEN, BUT 7 YEARS AGO JESUS SET ME FREE! (YouTube video) I have had NO ex-gay therapy!


Seriously if you don't like gay marriage than why bother reading about it? Sure everyone has their own beliefs but don't go hating on people that love each other it's their lives not yours so deal with it!


Innonence? I learned that my aunt was gay when I was 6 years old. You know what it taught me? To accept everyone; regardless of their situation. You know what it didn't teach me? It didn't teach me to be a bigot, it didn't teach me to down others because of their sexual preference, their skin color, their religion, their speech, their disabilities. You know what that made me? It made me a better person than 90% of sheltered children. It made me respect everyone around me, regardless. It made me open minded, it made me be the best person that I can be; it made me be able to befriend almost everyone that I come in contact with. It made me choose a career in which I help people out who have moderate/severe mental disabilities and not look at them like they are a circus freak. This made me learn to love life, and not to be to busy to stop and smell the roses. If more children were taught at an early age to accept those around them, and to let whatever makes that other person happy, make them happy; then it is none of anyone elses business. If you do not like it, do not support it; dont look at it. No one asked for your opinion in the first place; you certainly didn't need approval to go out in the outfit you chose this morning, you put on what you thought looked good, and what you felt comfortable in; how would you feel if someone said it made them uncomfortable for you to wear what you had on? I can guarantee that you wouldn't like it nor appreciate it, at all.


this was written by his homo-loving liberal parents

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