Mon, Jun 18, 2012 9:47 AM EDT

New York City elementary school student Kameron Slade is scheduled to give a speech on marriage equality today. The speech will be given as part of a special assembly of fifth graders that was scheduled after news broke last week that Slade's school principal had banned the speech for being "inappropriate" for the school-wide competition. The boy calls for tolerance and acceptance. Here's more from [NY1](http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/163186/ny1-exclusive--school-proh...):