Zach Wahls is a teenager in Iowa that has two mothers and he has become an Internet celebrity for a video that was unintentionally viral. All Wahls did was defend gay marriage to Iowa legislators, but he was very articulate in his argument. Wahls appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell as a result to talk about his perspective on gay marriage.
“It’s just one of those things where I think anybody in my position really would have. You know, if it was your family that was, you know, being told it didn’t have the legal right to exist in your state, I think you would have done the same thing,” said Wahls.
The State Supreme Court in Iowa legalized gay marriage two years ago. This week Iowa House Republicans voted to have a ballot approved that would ban same-sex marriage and state approved domestic partnerships. Before they voted, Zach Wahls gave his opinion. Wahls is an engineering student at the University of Iowa. It is a powerful video and must be watched.