Fourth-Grade Teacher Shares Student's Pro-Marriage Equality Essay

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com May 01 2013 4:23 PM ET

A fourth-grade student’s essay arguing in support of marriage equality is getting a lot of attention after his teacher posted a picture of his assignment online.

“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. “This is the result. More sense than some adults.”

The essay reads:

   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.

As you can see gay people should have the right to get married and shouldn't judge other peoples lives because if you was gay you wouldn't want people talking about you.   

“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,” GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz told ABCNews.com. “Children are wiser than we often give them credit for.”

See the original photo of the student's persuasive essay below.