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17-year-old on Vermont
Marriage Equality

17-year-old on Vermont
Marriage Equality

Seventeen-year-old James Neiley testified in Vermont Friday about the importance of legalizing same-sex marriage, getting to the heart of the issue -- inequality, violence, and discrimination.

Seventeen-year-old James Neiley testified in Vermont Friday about the importance of legalizing same-sex marriage, getting to the heart of the issue -- inequality, violence, and discrimination.

"Without marriage equality, the boys in the locker room during gym class who harassed me are encouraged to believe that my sexuality means there is something different, wrong, and lesser about me," he said. "They know I don't have the same rights as they do, and they know I can't have a big, tacky, expensive wedding filled with family and friends no matter how much I may want to."

Check out his testimony here.

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