Here's How Kids Really Feel About Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

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As any mom can attest: the most honest and pure people on earth are our littlest ones. Any adult who has asked a 9-year-old what she looks like dressed in a neon romper can vouch for that, as well. But kids are just as capable of handling bigger issues -- ones even adults have trouble tackling and understanding. Take gay marriage. Each state has its own stance on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry and, even within the same family, differences of opinion on the matter can be enough to create serious wedges between relatives. 

We may think young children are unaware of this hot topic or too naive to have an opinion on it, but you might be surprised to hear what they really think about gay marriage once they open up about it.

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The video below captures the reactions of 13 children between the ages of 5 and 13. All of them are from California and all are first shown exciting, romantic clips of gay couples proposing to one another. It took a few minutes for most to understand what was happening, but when they did, their reactions were say they were as cool as cucumbers is an understatement. 

When couples embraced, several of the children clapped and cheered. "That was so adorable," one girl says. Another protests, "Gay and lesbian people shouldn't be hiding." One boy just shrugs, "It's normal now." 

And one seriously cute little girl, who was in initial shock over the fact that a boy could marry another boy, shouted "I don't get why anybody would be mad!" after the interviewer shared with her that many people disagree with gay marriage. Her feeling was echoed by another little boy who, after finding out there are only 14 states in the U.S. where gay couples can legally get married, said "That is just insane." 

I love how these children are seeing nothing but pure love as a positive thing and can't imagine why any adult would want to come between two people who just want to support one another for life. This video makes me hopeful that one day, as the little boy pointed out, gay and lesbian lifestyles will be viewed as so normal there will no longer need to be a debate over gay marriage.

What do you think about this video and the children's feelings on gay marriage? 


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Rebec... Rebecca7708

That 5 year old boy breaks my heart.

AliPa... AliParker

The 5 year old boy is obviously being taught this hate at home. But what I really don't understand is why his hateful parents want his eyebrows to match their hateful hearts.

nonmember avatar DawnIncognito

Of course the homophobic kid has to be hispanic, but it could point to being raised to believe that homosexuality is a threat to the religion and machismo fostered at home. We can be hopeful that he'll grow out of it; after all, he couldn't give a straight answer as to why to harbor such a viewpoint.

jec72579 jec72579

That is an amazing video, and I feel very bad for the little boy. He is obviously being brainwashed by the adult figures in his life, and he is going to grow up being so closed minded and bigoted. He couldn't even describe WHY he thought it was "wrong"!!! 

The other kids just goes to show that sometimes the children of the world, those who have NO experience or knowledge of these subjects, can give the most insightful opinions. 

nonmember avatar Jessica

How about this one: employ your “the opinions of children can give valuable insight” strategy equally to every issue. For all of the topics that prompt progressives to trot out a gaggle of giggly juveniles, there is one, and so far as I can tell, only one subject that causes left wingers to hurriedly shuffle their kid-props back onto the bus to get them as far away from the issue as possible: abortion.President Obama doesn’t read letters from kids when he’s giving speeches at Planned Parenthood fundraisers. Democrat politicians don’t exhort us to “do it for the children!” when trying to pass legislation to protect the abortion industry from regulation. Shockingly, none will surround themselves on stage with culturally diverse elementary schoolers when delivering fiery remarks about the beauty of infanticide-on-demand.What happened? I thought the opinions of children can give valuable insight? How do you think a 7 year old will feel about the practice of crushing an unborn baby’s skull and throwing his corpse into a hazardous waste container out back?

BGarcel BGarcel

Nice use of a logic fallacy Jessica! Excellent red herring argument you got there!

nitae... nitaevangelina

These kids are beautiful <3 except the boy in the pink shirt I feel bad for him, he said he doesnt know why he doesnt like gay marriage its probablyy because his family doesn't or it might be the media, I hope one day when he grows up he sees things from a different view and thinks for himself.

nitae... nitaevangelina

& I dont understand how his race has anything to do with it. Your just as bad as the people teaching his being gay is wrong if your bringing race into it.

nonmember avatar Christ Child

Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

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