Kameron Slade-- the Queens fifth grader initially prohibited from delivering a pro-gay marriage speech at his school before the INTERNET heard about it-- adorably redelivered his speech in front of New York City Council Wednesday.

At the invitation of Council Speaker Christine Quinn-- who recently married her longtime partner Kim Catullo-- the 10-year-old spoke confidently, telling council members, "I think adults must realize that as children get older, they become aware of these mature issues that are going on in the world. If children read or watch the news, they can also learn about things like same-gender marriage, so what’s the point in trying to hide it?"

The New York Times reports that when Slade's speech concluded, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, a Democrat, told him, “I’m getting married on Saturday, in three days, to my partner of 13 and a half years. When I saw you on TV, I thought you were the most courageous and wonderful young man I’ve ever seen.”

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    Supporters of same sex-marriage celebrate after Senate members voted and approved the same-sex marriage bill 33-29 during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Revelers celebrate in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Tammy Lloyd- Preddice of Middlegrove, N.Y., and Marci Tebbano , right, of Albany, N.Y., celebrate after Senate members voted and approved the same-sex marriage bill 33-29 during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

  • Joyous Embrace

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  • Kissing in the street

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  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Revelers celebrate in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: A reveler waves a gay pride flag in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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  • Photo by Alana Horowitz

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  • Watching the debate

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  • Outside Stonewall Inn

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  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: A reveler has a celebratory drink in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Revelers celebrate in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: A reveler waves a gay pride flag in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Revelers celebrate in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York State Senate Votes Yes On Gay Marriage Bill After Week Of Delays

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Revelers celebrate in front of the historic gay bar The Stonewall after the passing of a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York State on June 24, 2011 in New York City. New York State now joins Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Supporters of same sex-marriage celebrate after Senate members voted and approved the same-sex marriage bill 33-29 during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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    Revelers celebrate the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. The measure passed, 33-29, following weeks of tense delays and debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Revelers celebrate the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. The measure passed, 33-29, following weeks of tense delays and debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Gay Marriage NY

    Revelers celebrate the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. The measure passed, 33-29, following weeks of tense delays and debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Gay Marriage NY

    Revelers celebrate the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New York State outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. The measure passed, 33-29, following weeks of tense delays and debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Sen. Thomas Duane, D-Manhattan, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., after gay marriage was legalized after a vote, on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts after same sex marriage was legalized after a vote in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Gay Marriage NY

    Supporters of same sex marriage celebrate after Senate members voted and approved same-sex marriage at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, June 24, 2011. New York lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. New York will become the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far.(AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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  • Photo by Ashley McAdams

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    Revelers celebrate in front of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's west village following the passing of the same sex marriage bill by a vote of 33 to 29, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that was narrowly passed by state lawmakers Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. The gay rights movement is considered to have started with the Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1969. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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