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Fourth Grader's Pro-Gay Marriage Essay Goes Viral

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Fourth grader's pro-gay marriage essay goes viral. (Reddit.com)

What is one fourth grader's argument for marriage equality? Essentially, "Get over it."

When the fourth grader's teacher posted a photo of the essay on Reddit, a social news site where registered users can post content, Wednesday, it quickly took off.

"One of my fourth grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for apersuasive essay," the teacher, Reddit user rafa3l2, wrote. "This is the result. More sense than some adults."

The student wrote:

"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. And 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 on Reddit. "It isn't as simple as pointing out mistakes and spelling errors."

The essay, errors and all, has since been posted on Huffington PostBuzzfeedTowleroad, and shared on social media sites, such as Tumblr.

Other recent letters and emails have also hit emotional notes and gone viral.

Last month, a young girl's letter to Yosemite National Park also touched hearts when a park ranger posted an image of the letter on Reddit, noting the girl's admirable attempt to return two sticks she had accidentally taken from the park.

While the fourth grade writer's essay might not change any laws, GLAAD, an organization that supports equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, fully endorses the student's efforts.

"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," Wilson Cruz, a GLAAD spokesperson, told ABCNews.com.

"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."

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/fourth-graders-pro-gay-marriage-essay-goes-viral-163213351--abc-news-topstories.html

by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Raintree
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Awesome!

Peanutx3
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Cool!

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM

BUMP!

greenie63
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Love this! 

LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

 Out of the mouth of babes...

Things like this should shame some adults...

Generica
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:38 PM

hehehe "get over it"

Mannnnn that can apply to SO MUCH STUFF TOO!

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM
True

Quoting LucyMom08:

 Out of the mouth of babes...


Things like this should shame some adults...

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LindaClement
by Linda on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM

'...if it creeps you out just get over it...'

Yeah, or don't. Who cares, and what's it got to do with anyone else, or any laws?

Donna6503
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Indeed very nice
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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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Did the teacher have the author's permission or the or author's parents' permission to post that? Otherwise she had no right to post that on the Internet because it was not her property.
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