Video: NEC student protests selection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte as commencement speaker

Erin Faith Page, a 24-year-old self-identified lesbian, will be the student commencement speaker next week at New England College. She made this video to protest the selection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte to give the keynote address at the graduation ceremony:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte is an avid anti-gay marriage, anti-same sex adoption and anti-choice senator. She is one of the leading voices asking for the repeal of gay marriage in New Hampshire and has worked hard to create a state where myself and others are not seen through the same lens and are not worthy of equal treatment under our laws.

So I have had to truly struggle with this conundrum. One of the happiest days of my life will also have a shadow over it. As I sit and listen to our keynote address, given by a senator who does not believe in my worth, the voice that used to tell me I would never amount to anything will try to creep back in. Luckily, I have had an education at the best college on earth, where I have learned how to tell people like her and that voice that they are wrong.