LGBT Activist Zach Wahls Announces Run for Office
Wahls, the son of two lesbians, will seek a spot in Iowa's Senate.
December 21 2017 2:42 PM
Zach Wahls is an LGBT activist and the son of two lesbians who has risen to fame as an activist in recent years. Zach Wahls was conceived using artificial insemination to his biological mother and her partner in Iowa more than 20 years ago. Following the Iowa Supreme Court decision in Varnum v. Brien that invalidated the state's ban on same-sex marriage, he wrote an op-ed piece in the Des Moines Register, which eventually led to him addressing the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa in 2011. Learn every detail of his testimony as it went viral, subsequently landing him on the Ellen Show and The Daily Show, among others. Read about the accomplishments of this young activist and author, who gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention while still in college.