At least, this kid is definitely alright. And he’s also right. 10-year-old Will Phillips of Arkansas has hit the national news thanks to a CNN interview in which he explains that he refuses to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance until gays and lesbians have equal rights, particularly marriage equality. Phillips (who wants to be a lawyer) explains that the pledge’s ending phrase, “with liberty and justice for all,” is not accurate because of prejudice against gays and lesbians, as well as racism and sexism. And while Phillips says he has been called a “gay wad” in the school’s halls and cafeteria, he’s not backing down and will continue to exert his right to not pledge allegiance. So click the above link and watch one of the most well-spoken and progressive kids I’ve ever seen, and check out this article as well. Kudos, young Mr. Phillips.