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AR boy won't say Pledge until gays given equal rights

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WESTPORT, AR (CNN) - A 10-year-old boy from northwest Arkansas says America isn't following the meaning or spirit behind the Pledge of Allegiance, and had decided he won't say the Pledge until gays and lesbians are given the same rights as everyone else.

Will Phillips and his father spoke to CNN's American Morning show about the stand Will has taken.

According to Will, the last line in the Pledge says 'with liberty and justice for all.' But Will says that line is not being applied to people in the gay and lesbian community because they do not enjoy the same rights or liberties as people who are not gay.

Will says he has endured taunting and name-calling from fellow students, but he's determined to stand by his First Amendment right to free speech.

You can watch all of Will's CNN interview on this page.

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