A 19 year old son from a gay marriage speaks out for lesbian and gay civil liberties — and his two moms — as Iowa votes to ban gay marriage.
Zach Wahls is an incredibly well spoken 19-year-old University of Iowa student who was raised by two mothers, both lesbians. Zach recently spoke about his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. This sixth generation Iowan came to the House of Representatives to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.
Zach told the House that he’s an Eagle Scout, owner of his own small business, and he’s an engineering student at the University of Iowa.
In 2009, Iowa became the third state in the United States to say yes to same sex marriage but the clock has been wound backwards. Yesterday a constitutional ban on gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships passed the Iowa House by a vote of 62-37. Democratic Reps. Dan Muhlbauer, Brian Quirk and Kurt Swaim joined 59 Republicans in support of the measure. Thirty-seven Democrats voted no ; one Republican was absent.
Watch Zach Wahls’ speech to the Iowa House of Representatives: