Zach Wahls on Family, Scouts for Equality and the National Conversation on LGBT Rights
|At CIW 2012, Zach Wahls spoke about how growing up with two mothers
served as the motivation behind his address to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee
against a proposed ban on gay marriage.
I think it’s a national conversation. One of the most common arguments that you’ll hear from the other side on this issue is that every child deserves a mother and a father. While I don’t disagree that every child deserves two loving parents and that every child should absolutely have male and female role models—and maybe even some people who don’t fall into those traditional categories of male and female—in their life, I also believe that more important to a child’s wellbeing and health is not the chromosomal makeup of their parents but whether or not that child has love and support and security. If a child has those things, everything else is a secondary.