Zach Wahls has described North
Carolina's Amendment One as saying some families are better than
Wahls is the University of Iowa student
who defended his two-mom family at an Iowa House hearing considering
a proposed measure which would repeal the state's gay marriage law by
defining marriage as a heterosexual union in the Iowa Constitution.
A video of Wahls telling lawmakers that
his family isn't any different drew 18.3 million views to become the
most-watched video in 2011.
Voters in North Carolina will decide on
the proposed amendment, which would also ban civil unions and
possibly domestic partnerships for gay couples, during the state's
May 8 primary.
“This amendment … specifically
singles out a single kind of relationship,” Wahls said in a video
recorded for Protect All North Carolina Families, the umbrella group
working to defeat the amendment.
“When we talk about the politics of
fear and division, this is exactly what we're talking about with the
legislature saying there are some families that are better than other
families. That some families deserve more protection than other
families. That some families have more worth, more value than other
families. That's not the future. And that's why this constitutional
amendment cannot pass in May.” (The video is embedded in the right
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