Kameron Slade, Queens Fifth-Grader, Gives Pro-Gay Marriage Speech To New York City Council (VIDEO)

07/26/2012 01:39 pm ET | Updated Jul 26, 2012

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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