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Zach Wahls became a hero in the lives of many when his plea for marriage equality became an online phenomenon. The 18-year old U of Iowa student stood before the Iowa House of Representatives to describe growing up as the son of two women. A sturdy Eagle Scout, Wahls described a childhood similar to that of other Iowa families. His YouTube video drew 18.3 million views to become the most-watched political video of the year, according to the website's ranking of viral political videos.
Below is an interview between Iowa City's Yale Cohn and Zach Wahls, the young man who gave the impassioned and inspiring speech defending marriage equality before the Iowa House of Representatives. His speech quickly went “viral” on the internet and resulted in a flurry of national media appearances and interviews.
Fight Back New York knows from the December 2, 2009 marriage vote that 30 Republicans and 8 Democrats do not support marriage equality.FBNY determines where efforts will have the most impact in a race that involves an anti-equality incumbent being challenged by a pro-equality candidate.
FBNY works with partners to engage in primary, general, and special elections. While 38 senators deserve defeat because of this vote, FBNY focuses on the best opportunities to defeat our enemies. Campaigns will be targeted and intense.
McDonald's focuses on a teen crush in one of its latest French ads, and the infatuation happens to include two boys. The fast food giant's commercial features a dad and son at the restaurant. Dad is at the counter ordering food - while his son is looking at photos of his classmates and longingly talking to someone on his cell. Viewers learn at the end of the commercial that the son attends an all-boy school.
Lesbian mother of four - Cat Cora - is helping bring relief to Haiti along with former Sen. Bob Kerrey and Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz. Cora is the founder of the relief group Chefs for Humanity [pictured], which delivers nutritional aid to those who badly need it.
With strong backing from the Census Bureau, we are hoping for maximum participation by same-sex couples in the first U.S. census that will tally those of us who say we're married - even those without a marriage license.
For the first time, the bureau has deployed a team of professional field workers to reach-out to gays and lesbians.
The bureau unveiled its first public-service videos encouraging gay Americans to mail in their census forms.
While surrogacy is illegal if done in Italy, having a child with the help of a surrogate mother in the U.S. is becoming more popular among Italian gay men. Circle Surrogacy hosted an informational seminar last Fall - about parenting options through surrogacy in the U.S. for Italian and Swiss residents.