How kids react to the idea of gay marriage

Nov 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET

The topic of same-sex marriage is a tough one to discuss with kids, but maybe it's not as tough as parents might think. These kids were shown videos of gay marriage proposals and their reactions were overwhelmingly positive — although in some instances they were shocked and confused.

Kids react to gay marriage proposals

On Nov. 3, Fine Brothers Productions posted this video on their very popular YouTube channel, and the response has been incredible. In a little over 48 hours, the video has gone viral, garnering over 2.3 million page views and over 98,000 "Likes" (and nearly 9,000 "Dislikes"). Thirteen kids between the ages of 5 and 13 (all from California) were shown videos of same-sex marriage proposals then asked a series of questions about gay marriage and relationships.

Benny and Rafi Fine wrote in the introduction to the video, "The opinions of children about these issues can give incredibly valuable insight into where our society currently stands and where we are headed as people. It's important to discuss these topics openly in hopes of a better tomorrow through dialogue and conversation."


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What do you think about how these children react to the gay marriage proposals and other questions regarding same-sex relationships? Do you talk to your young kids about gay marriage?

Image credit: Fine Brothers Productions

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