After winning a class contest, fifth-grader Kameron Slade, of New York's PS 195, was chosen to give his speech on marriage equality to the entire school. Then, the school's principal found out about the content of the speech (which you can watch in the video above) and put a stop to it.

Slade told NY1 that he was disappointed that he wouldn't be able to give his speech: "I thought that this was a real good winning speech."

NYC's Department of Education, when pressed for comment, said that Slade would have some opportunity to give the speech, but that it would have to come as part of a different assembly. Oh, okay—separate but equal. Nothing wrong with that, right?

[via Gawker]