Early years[ edit ] Zach Wahls is the son of two lesbian women and was conceived using artificial insemination. He was born on July 15, to his biological mother Terry Wahlsan internal medicine physician. Zach spent his childhood in Marshfield, Wisconsinand moved when he was nine years old to Iowa CityIowa.
He entered the University of Iowa that fall, withdrawing shortly thereafter to promote his book, written with the assistance of Bruce Littlefield. While still a high school senior, 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 in which he advocated a complete separation of marriage from civil unions, calling for legislation "to completely remove housewjfe from the marriage process altogether, leaving a religious ceremony to religious institutions, and mak[ing] civil unions, accessible by any two people, including those of the same sex, the norm for legal benefits.
The kids of gay families bring a new face and a new argument to the table. In some ways my generation is real accepting, but we still have this casual homophobia, racism and sexism. I know the last thing that anyone wants is to add another letter to the acronym, but we need to make sure as a movement ofr making a place for what we call housewive to function and to be part of the community.
Because even though I'm not gay, I do know what it's like to be hated for who I am. And I do know what it's like to be in the closet, and like every other member of the LGBT community, I did not have a choice in this. I was born into this movement.
Wahls withdrew from the University of Iowa in the fall ofturning his focus to writing a book with Bruce Littlefield, and promoting said book. Chuck Grassley.
On May 30,at the Boy Scouts' National Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, wearing his Citj Scout uniform, he delivered petitions withatures in support of equality in scouts. Jennifer Tyrrell, from Bridgeport, Ohiowho was forced to re as a den mother because she is a lesbian, then met with two of the organization's board members.
He told MSNBC 's Thomas Roberts that the atures included many current and former scouts and scout leaders because "there is fkr support within the boy scout movement already to change this policy and bring it up to date in the 21st century. She wrote that "our internal images of gay parenting A member of the Ciyy PartyWahls stated that he would focus on the issues of healthcareeducationand workers' rights.