Wednesday, March 25, 2009


This kid rocks. Why wasn't I that brave when I was his age? Why am I not as eloquent as he is at my age NOW?

17-year-old James Neiley from Charlotte, Vermont at the hearings before Vermont's same-sex marriage bill vote (which passed!). (towleroad). The clip isn't from C-Span but I wish it were.

The kid has a future in politics. If only politics had more people like this kid. There's hope yet.

Vance at


Action Wolfe said...

This guy is brilliant.
I am out and proud but thinking about it I don't know if I could do what he did as perfect still... and he did this at the age of 17.

xx Action Wolfe

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm not gay but feel very strongly about this issue. I am from VT though - he makes me so proud!

Esther said...

Thanks, Vance! He is amazing - so incredibly poised and thoughtful and well-spoken. What a fine young man.

Diederick said...

He is such a great kid. Very good speech.

Diederick said...

...he's a saint!