Zach Wahls on Monday kicked off a
week-long campaign urging Minnesotans to vote against a proposed
constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.
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' testimony attracted more than 18.3 million views to
become the most-watched video in 2011.
Wahls, now 21, also authored a memoir
about his two-mom family titled My Two Moms: Lessons of Love,
Strength, and What Makes a Family.
Wahls' first stop was the Minnesota
State Fair, where he helped man the booth of Minnesotans United for
All Families, the coalition of groups working against passage of the
amendment. Later in the day, he spoke at the 19th annual
Duluth Labor Day Picnic.
On Tuesday, Wahls will help launch the
University of Minnesota Duluth group UMD Students United for All
Families. And later in the week, he is scheduled to speak to
students at St. Cloud State University and the University of