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Zach Wahls LGBT Family Testimony: Top 2011 Political Video on YouTube

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Zach Wahls’ February 2011 testimony before the Iowa state legislature defending marriage equality garnered nearly 20 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched political video of 2011.

Zach’s testimony carried a powerful message that drowned out the vitriolic rhetoric of anti-LGBT opponents who claimed marriage equality threatened families. His story was simple: his moms were lesbians, and he was perfectly ok. His parents were not so different than anyone else's - together, they formed a loving, stable family.

Watch Zach’s message for Iowa lawmakers.

HRC partnered with Zach and his family to share their story:

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