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.”
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.”