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 mostly..well..to 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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