Hilarious kid steals show at dad’s gay marriage press conference (video)

“I want daddy to stop talking.”

A hilarious video, below, of a recent press conference in Minnesota, that took place in late February, with gay parents and their kids speaking out against Minnesota’s law banning gay marriage.

Things didn’t go quite like the event organizers had planned.

The kids utterly steal the show. At one point, little Emmett starts playing with daddy’s Adam’s Apple during his presentation, at another he rolls his toy truck over daddy’s head and down his face mid-talk, and then puts his hand over his dad’s mouth and says “I want daddy to stop talking.”


In the middle of this, as little Emmett grabs for daddy’s microphone, someone else’s little girl runs on stage and starts touching Emmett’s back in some kind of effort to help :)

Pioneer Press has a bit more background, and some great photos you can click through to see:

Despite 3-year-old son Emmett’s best efforts, Minneapolis pediatrician Paul Melchert, left, speaks Wednesday at the Capitol in support of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Melchert’s husband, James Zimmerman, holds Emmett’s twin brother, Gabriel. “Love is love,” said Zimmerman. “Our focus is all about family and creating the safest environment for our kids we can.”

I’ve never seen a better video demonstrating that gay families are simply “families.”

Here are some pictures from the video, followed by the video itself.


Toy truck on the head.




Daddy’s Adam’s Apple is absolutely fascinating.



Then, someone else’s little girl comes on stage to “help.”


Toy truck on daddy’s face.


Little Emmett has finally had it – enough of daddy’s press conference. Shortly after this he said: “I want daddy to stop talking.”

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