Watch This: 5th-Grader's Gay-Marriage Speech

In today's link roundup: A student's marriage-equality speech was shut down by the school, so he read it on the news.

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Watch This: Fifth-grader's gay-marriage speech: Fifth-grader Kameron Slade was elected to represent his class in a schoolwide speech competition but had his subject matter denied by the principal, who deemed gay marriage an inappropriate issue. Kameron, who "thought that this was a real good winning speech for tomorrow," got to deliver the whole thing to NY1.

R. Kelly owes $5 million in taxes: The Chicago Sun-Times reports that documents held by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds show the recording artist owes the IRS nearly $5 million.

In Brooklyn, N.Y., a heated race to succeed Edolphus Towns: Read about the candidates who are fighting for his seat at BET News.

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