Lecture: Zach Wahls
Date: October 9, 2012
Place: SLC Navesink II and III
The son of two lesbian mothers, Zach Wahls a then 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, had no idea that his heartfelt testimony before the Iowa State Legislature as they debated marriage equality would spread like wildfire, and even land him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Just two days after he testified during that hearing, however, a YouTube video of his testimony went viral, garnering nearly two million views with millions more via Facebook, Twitter, national and international television, and other online media.
After appearing on numerous television programs in person and his testimony airing on MSNBC, ABC, CBA and CNN, Zach found himself working on a book and has now penned a games-changing college and university lecture called “What Makes a Family?” Zach shares a story that has never before been told, and offers a fresh, bold perspective on a recently rekindled –and always contentious –issue: gay marriage.
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