"The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character."
That's 19-year-old Zach Wahls speaking to the Iowa House of Representatives, eloquently addressing the fallacy that same-sex couples can't properly raise children.
"You are voting for the first time in the history of our state to codify discrimination into our Constitution," Wahls told representatives at a public forum in opposition to House Joint Resolution 6, which passed through the Iowa House on February 1, 2011 and proposes a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Iowa. The resolution is unlikely to make it through the Senate.
In the years since 16-year-old Rafael Regan was adopted from Paraguay by two American fathers, he's learned a lot about what makes unique families "normal."
Poster: 7 principles on the road to happily ever after.