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Missouri eighth grade girls speak out for gay rights

The foundation for their political beliefs is simple: all people are created equal. Missouri 14-year old eighth-graders Maja, Lucy and Symphonie released a political statement regarding gay rights. It asks viewers to speak out against bullying and advocate for marriage equality. The girls said their families have been supportive of their opinions and beliefs, but the debates come when they talk to their parents’ friends. “Usually, when adults try to discourage me because of my age, I try to share my point and my true interest in it,” Symphonie said. “I’m not one to keep my mouth shut,” said Lucy, whose friends laughed in agreement. “I’m definitely very outspoken.”

[via Maplewood-Brentwood, MO Patch]