IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Monday, May 18, 2009

America's Youngest Gay Rights Activist: 9-Year-old Ethan McNamee

ethan

Ethan McNAmee, a third-grader at Montclair Elementary School in Denver, organized a rally for marriage equality and delivered a speech at the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday:
"He was concerned about the issue after hearing about anti-gay remarks on the playground and then learning about a same sex couple in his neighborhood that couldn't get married. 'Everybody is different in a good way,' he said. Ethan believes that if two people love each other that is the only issue to be considered. Ethan took it upon himself to arrange the rally and line up the guest speakers. He admitted it was more work then he thought it would be, but adds it was fun."
McNamee's permit
was filed under the name of his school teacher Kyle Kimmal, because he's too young to apply for one himself.
According
to Denver's ABC7, the conservatives are already on the attack, accusing adults of manipulation.
Watch Ethan's speech,
AFTER THE JUMP...

5 comments:

Pam said...

I have to wonder what kind of anti gay remarks would a 9 year old hear on a playground?
I'm thinking that "cooties" must not be the main topic of conversation anymore. I would think that a 9 year old boy would still think girls are gross, so gay marraige would make perfect sense to him ;)

Ed G. said...

I'd vote for him...

Bill said...

What a brave little man. He could go far in life.

Jeremy said...

Thank you SO much for posting this, it inspired me to post on my blogs as well as email all my friends & family

It's time for a change

dailypiglet said...

you know they'll blame it on the parents.

pam, the things the kids talk about and do now is ridiculous.