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This 9-Year-Old Girl Wrote To Congress Demanding Marriage Equality

Maggie’s dream is also to eat 100 cupcakes by the time she is 100-years-old.

Maggie, a third grader living in Texas, had a few choice words for the United States Congress concerning same-sex marriage:

Courtesy of the family

The letter reads:

“Dear Congress,

Would you like it if someone wouldn’t let you get married to a person you loved of your own gender? No. So why are you not letting people do that? That needs to change, and it needs to change now. Would you rather me send letters all year? Or you listen the first time? Your choice.

[Sincerely],

Maggie.”

Maggie’s father told BuzzFeed News this isn’t surprising behavior. Her dream is to one day meet President Obama (who she has also written letters to) face-to-face.

Courtesy of the family

He added: “What is surprising to us is the forceful language she chose. She clearly has very strong views about right and wrong, fairness and injustice. And, as she has learned by age 9, sometimes assertive actions are what is needed.”

For Lent each member of the family decided to either add an activity or give something up. Maggie decided she wanted to write one letter a week to advocate for others. “We were very proud of her decision,” her father said.

“She also wrote in a paper for school that she wanted to advocate for LGBT rights. So, her decision to write a letter concerning LGBT rights is quite pleasing, but not out of the ordinary for her.”

According to this school work, when she’s 100 years old she hopes to have “done a lot of things helping LGBT rights” and also… eat 100 cupcakes.

Will the letter reach its final destination? Maggie’s mother said: “We will mail it. We sent it to some of our friends and their reactions were as surprised as ours.”

Maggie For President!!

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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