Two lesbians raised a baby, and THIS is who they got

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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Zack Walls, 19 and raised by two lesbian parents, speaks before a board over a law soon to be voted on concerning gay marriages in Iowa.

Very well said.

front.moveon.org...

(If someone could help me embed the video, that would be great. Also, I did a quick search and didn't see this posted yet. Thanks.)

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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Here is the embed, from the same YouTube channel as in the MoveOn article:






posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Oops you beat me to it.^^^
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Thanks for the video!




posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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Very well spoken.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Wow 19 years old? That kid is going places. He speaks well beyond his years.
Good job on his part getting his point across.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:44 AM
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Um.. did you post on the wrong thread? there is no reference to reddit on this thread that I can see.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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Please keep in mind that everyone cannot watch videos on the net, including myself. So, unfortunately for me, I have no idea what the young man has to say about his view on being brought up by a lesbian couple. I am interested and would like to know.

Could you perhaps give a small description?

Ta.


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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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The young man is well spoken and seems to have a good head on his shoulders and also appears to be going places.


Good for him and Her & Her...
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
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Please keep in mind that everyone cannot watch videos on the net, including myself. So, unfortunately for me, I have no idea what the young man has to say about his view on being brought up by a lesbian couple. I am interested and would like to know.

Could you perhaps give a small description?

Ta.


Found a transcript:



Good evening Mr. Chairman. My name is Zach Wahls. I'm a sixth-generation Iowan and an engineering student at the University of Iowa and I was raised by two women.

My biological mom, Terry, told her grandparents that she was pregnant, that the artificial insemination had worked, and they wouldn't even acknowledge it.

It wasn't until I was born and they succumbed to my infantile cuteness that they broke down and told her that they were thrilled to have another grandson.

Unfortunately, neither of them lived to see her marry her partner Jackie of 15 years when they wed in 2009.

My younger sister and only sibling was born in 1994. We actually have the same anonymous donor so we're full siblings, which is really cool for me.

I guess the point is our family really isn't so different from any other Iowa family. You know, when I'm home we go to church together, we eat dinner, we go on vacations. But, you know, we have our hard times too, we get in fights...

Actually my mom, Terry was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. It is a devastating disease that put her in a wheelchair. So we've had our struggles.

But, you know, we're Iowans. We don't expect anyone to solve our problems for us. We'll fight our own battles. We just hope for equal and fair treatment from our government.

Being a student at the University of Iowa, the topic of same sex marriage comes up quite frequently in classroom discussions... The question always comes down to, well, "Can gays even raise kids?"

...The conversation gets quiet for a moment because most people don't really have any answer. And then I raise my hand and say, "Actually, I was raised by a gay couple, and I'm doing pretty well."

I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT. I'm actually an Eagle Scout. I own and operate my own small business. If I was your son, Mr. Chairman, I believe I'd make you very proud.

I'm not really so different from any of your children. My family really isn't so different from yours. After all, your family doesn't derive its sense of worth from being told by the state: "You're married. Congratulations."

No. The sense of family comes from the commitment we make to each other. To work through the hard times so we can enjoy the good ones. It comes from the love that binds us. That's what makes a family.

So what you're voting here isn't to change us. It's not to change our families, it's to change how the law views us; how the law treats us.

You are voting for the first time in the history of our state to codify discrimination into our constitution, a constitution that but for the proposed amendment, is the least amended constitution in the United States of America.

You are telling Iowans that some among you are second-class citizens who do not have the right to marry the person you love.

So will this vote affect my family?

Would it affect yours?

In the next two hours I'm sure we're going to hear plenty of testimony about how damaging having gay parents is on kids.

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.

Thank you very much.

aksarbent.blogspot.com...
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:31 AM
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I have never used reddit.
I am familiar with it, but have never used it.
This video link was sent to me by a very close friend who is gay himself and is therefore active in the gay community.
Also, I kept the title because...well, I'm not promoting anything new or taking any credit, I'm just providing a link to the story. Besides, their title happened to be a good one.
If I had made my own title and posted the video link, I can only imagine you would be upset that I 'tried to come up with a clever new title' while not posting anything original.
Simply put: I thought the guy in this video was very well spoken, made a great point, and deserves to be heard by as many people as possible...including people, such as myself, who do not use reddit.

And did you really call me a scumbag.....???

I'm not insulted, I'm just confused as to, uh...why you are angry?
I didn't post this for stars and flags. I posted this because it is a message that needs to be heard.
(And I'm not even gay myself.)

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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Awesome, thanks for finding the transcript!

Hope this helped, Unlimitedsky.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Awesome. What's the first line in that song...I believe the Children are our future....

With Children growing into fine Young Adults like the young man featured in this thread - we do have a future.
Fabulous thread and I look forward to reading through the responses.

Many Children on this embattled planet never have love from one parent let alone two - so black brown or brindle as long as a Child is surrounded by people who care - then no one has a right to make any judgements.

Much Peace...



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Since abuse from someone who thinks I don't have enough posts to make comment I haven't logged in for some time, but I did to give you a star & flag for this.

I am not gay. None of my friends (as far as I know) are gay other than one staff member where I drink, though only 3 of us know she is. In Australia we are having this debate right now, I'm not sure if the vote has been taken in Parliament yet, but this is a perfect example of why our politicians should be given the conscience vote & say yes.

I don't like seeing gay (men) express their love or passion in public, but I don't see why they are second class citizens, which outweighs my personal discomfort. What happens in their bedroom, I dont care.

We have a politician here, Penny Wong. As a man, she is HOT. I'd guess a gay (lesbian) would agree. She has been forced all her career to deny her own lifestyle because of the 'moral' standing of her Labour party. She has been forced to vote against her own life to keep her job. As a straight man, I find that wrong.

Not my choice in life, but S&F for pointing out yet another hypocrisy in our world. I hope this guys statement does its job.

Even today, I dont want to know about my parents sex life (though that ended when I was born), it churns my gut, so why should it be different who they are with ?



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Well said.

I appreciate you spreading love.
Much love in return.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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YES!!! I haven't felt compelled to comment on anything in quite some time but that video is awesome. The last line really kills it. Props to him and his family, clearly they have had an impact on the quality of his character and it is definitely a positive impact. Very nice find, thanks for sharing!



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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Whoooo! One of my supervisors is gay, he has a partner and they have adopted two kids. Cutest family I have ever seen.

Gender is really not an issue, it's about love and treating your children right. When two gay people get married it's never about a freak pregnancy, and generally not about money, status, lineage, or anything else but love, because why else would you choose to spend the rest of your life (especially in the Midwest) with someone of the same sex if you are only going to be looked down upon and treated like crap? That loving dynamic means that they are likely to have very healthy children who are raised with true family values of love.

This seems to be supported by data that says that lesbians raise healthier children than straight couples - www.salon.com...

Anyways, thanks for sharing this! It's great!





 
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