“Our Family Isn't So Different”

Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
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"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.


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