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WATCH: 12-Year-Old Fights for His Moms' Utah Marriage!

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Fights for His Moms' Utah Marriage!

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Fights for His Moms' Utah Marriage!

This kid is fantastic! An activist in the making...

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On Friday, an estimated 1,800 people rallied at Utah's capitol in Salt Lake City to support marriage equality. A petition calling on Governor Gary Herbert to recognize the 1,360 same-sex marriages that took place in the 17 days when such unions were legal was delivered to the Governor's office — along with 58,000 pro-equality signatures, according toTowleroad.

While the rally was full of impassioned pleas for equality, one 12-year-old's speech made arguably the strongest, most heartfelt case for equality in the Beehive state. 

With his little brother at his side, Riley Hackford-Peer delivered a poignant, emotional speech that garnered several enthusiastic rounds of applause. 

"Some people do not believe that I am from a loving family, because my moms are gay," said Hackford-Peer. "They are wrong. … And come on, think about it — gay means happy, so it only makes sense that we're a loving, happy family!"

Watch Riley's speech! We dare you not to tear up! 

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Sunnivie Brydum

<p>Sunnivie is an award-winning journalist and the managing editor at&nbsp;<em>The Advocate</em>. A proud spouse and puppy-parent, Sunnivie strives to queer up the world of reporting while covering the politics of equality daily.</p>

<p>Sunnivie is an award-winning journalist and the managing editor at&nbsp;<em>The Advocate</em>. A proud spouse and puppy-parent, Sunnivie strives to queer up the world of reporting while covering the politics of equality daily.</p>