(cbs) los angeles -- zach wahls captured the attention of the nation this week after a speech he delivered defending gay marriage in front of the iowa house of representatives went viral on. Zach gave an amazing speech, you can check it out here he then went on to lead a campaign, as a former eagle scout, to successfully pressure the boy scouts to drop their gay ban. Zach wahls announces bid for dvorsky's iowa senate seat wahls, an advocate for iowa city, his hometown, and for lgbtq rights, announced his campaign thursday for the seat bob dvorsky holds. Zach wahls goes before the house of representatives in support of marriage equality the nineteen year old university of iowa student stands before a full room of people to discuss his personal experience of being raised by two women.
In 2011, zach wahls, then a 19-year-old university of iowa student, addressed the iowa house of representatives during a public debate on same-sex marriage his passionate 3-minute speech —where. The teenager, zach wahls, stood up at the podium and gave a three-minute speech about his life in a two-mothers home after the video was posted to youtube, wahls became an internet celebrity. The following url is a link to the speech that i will be analyzing it for its use of rhetoric - specifically referring to the ideas presented within the toulmin model and to a few examples of its use of ethos, logos and pathos – in this blog post we have briefly talked about this speech in class . From the times delphic whether you live in iowa or not, you have probably heard about the debates surrounding various same-sex topics such as marriage legalization and the ability for same-sex couples to raise children in february 2011, a young man by the name of zach wahls presented a speech to the iowa house [.
Zach wahls, first featured on towleroad back in 2011 when he gave a rousing, emotional speech about his two moms during a public forum in the iowa house of representatives, won the primary for. At age 19, zach wahls first found his way into america’s conscience in 2011 when a video of his passionate speech to iowa lawmakers about his lesbian parents went viral “my family really isn. But the speech caught fire on youtube, where it garnered 15 million views and earned wahls both a slot on ellen and an invitation to be the special guest at lambda legal’s bon foster gala in. Zach wahls, youtube sensation turned lgbt activist, offered a powerful speech at tonight's democratic national convention about being raised by two moms and the importance of recognizing and.
The democratic national convention released a full transcript of zach wahls' speech to the 2012 democratic national convention (as prepared for delivery. “i have always worked to speak truth to power with healthcare, higher education, and workers’ rights under attack, i want to continue that advocacy in the iowa senate. A 26-year-old man who delivered a rousing speech defending same-sex marriage in 2011 now has his sights set on the iowa state senate zach wahls was just 19 when he shared his experience being.
My two moms: lessons of love, strength, and what makes a family [zach wahls] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a resounding testament to the power of family and a reassurance that there is no wrong way to be who you are it has been almost two years since zach wahls (then 19 years old) bravely stood up in front of the iowa house of representative and defended gay marriage and. Zach wahls was raised by his biological mother, dr terry wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the university of iowa and her legal spouse, jackie [note: the transcript at lybionet is a ripoff of an slightly inaccurate, earlier version of this post, which has now been corrected. Zach wahls for iowa — launch speech [text as prepared for delivery on 12/21/2017] good evening everybody i am excited and honored to be surrounded by so many friends and family members to.
Zacharia zach wahls (born july 15, 1991) is an american activist on behalf of lgbt equality, author, and a democratic party candidate in the 2018 iowa general assembly election. Zach wahls, a student at the university of iowa and lgbt activist, shows the audience the testimony he delivered in front of the iowa house judiciary committee in january 2011 during his speech on. Zach wahls - speaks about family but in my 19 years, not once have i ever been confronted by an individual who realized independently that i was raised by a gay couple and you know why because the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character complete full script, dialogue, remarks, saying, quotes, words and text.
In 2011, then 19-year-old zach wahls delivered an impassioned speech before the iowa house judiciary committee about growing up with gay parents. Zach wahls' heartfelt speech in defense of his two loving mothers goes viral, 10 months after his speech to iowa pols caused a national sensation. My name is mitch gross, and as a teacher of government and american history at iowa city west high school, i still remember zach as a student, before he gave his now-famous speech to the iowa legislature about his two moms. — zach wahls (@zachwahls) december 21, 2017 in a speech announcing his campaign, wahls said the reaction to his 2011 video convinced him that working in politics was the path for him.