Tuesday, May 29, 2012

VIDEO: Zack Wahls, His Two Moms, & The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

[VIDEO] An interview with Nick Gillespie at Reason.tv
What's the most persistent myth about being raised by gay parents? "That you are a child abuse victim," says Zach Wahls, author of the new book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family.

Wahls became an internet sensation after a video of him defending his mothers' same-sex marriage was uploaded to YouTube. His 2011 testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee has racked up over 18 million views and led to appearances on The Daily Show, Letterman, Ellen, and many other places.

Now comes My Two Moms, in which the 20-year-old University of Iowa engineering student explains what it's like to grow up as a child as the child of same-sex parents and uses the lessons he learned as an Eagle Scout to talk about why marriage equality should be the law of the land.

FTR, I do not support gay marriage. I accept the idea of civil unions for everybody but don't support the idea of marriage for everyboday!

That being said this interview adds another wrinkle to the debate that still rages in this nation. There are reports out there that the public in general supports gay marriage. In discussing any form of legal recognition of same-sex relationships one aspect of the debate must involve custody of children.

Many may believe as is discussed in this video that children of same-sex couples could be "corrupted" by being a party to such relationships. In stating that idea, I want to state that I'm staying away from any value judgements on same-sex couples and their children. At least not until finding any reasonable arguments against having same-sex couples either adopt or have custody of children.

What is shown here however is just one argument with regards to same-sex parents. Obviously it is one in favor and at that it's an argument by one who has actually lived within the context of such a relationship.

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