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What Makes a Family with Zach Wahls
When: March 20, 2013, 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
Where: Kochoff Hall UC

On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls address the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. The then-nineteen-year-old son of a same-sex couple, Wahls proudly proclaimed, "the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character." Hours later, his speech was posted on YouTube, where it went viral, quickly receiving more than 2 million views. By the end of the week, everyone knew his name and wanted to hear more from the boy with two moms.

Contact E-Mail: jonalars@umd.umich.edu
Info URL: http://sao.umd.umich.edu/zach_wahls
Department: Student_Activities
Category: Lecture, Special Event
Audience: All
Submitted: February 19, 2013, 09:18 AM
Submitted by: Jonathan Larson
Approved by: Amy E Karaban
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