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Zach Wahls Featured in Obama Campaign Video: WATCH


Zach Wahls recorded a video for Obama's reelection campaign in which he talks about the speech before the Iowa legislature which made him famous on YouTube, his two moms, and what President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality means to him, and his family.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Liz, from one lesbian to another..... You just don't get it. Republicans will say you are a no one right to your face - why would you want to give them any power to do so! Obama 2012! Democrats 2012.

    Posted by: Mary in Iowa | Jul 25, 2012 1:21:55 PM

  2. What's on Zach's tshirt?

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jul 25, 2012 2:10:14 PM

  3. Mary, You are obviously intoxicated by the Kool-Aid

    Posted by: Liz | Jul 25, 2012 7:05:36 PM

  4. I agree with Zach that it is important that we re-elect President Obama. I can't believe that someone on this site doesn't like him because he is too "cute". Zach Wahls is a very articulate spokesperson for marriage equality and his convictions come from his personal experience. Keep talking, Zach, we appreciate your support!

    Posted by: rick | Jul 26, 2012 12:22:13 PM

  5. Liz, Romney will take us right back to where we were under Bush. Obama has done the best he can with a Congress that actively opposes everything he does, just because they don't like him, and that is hurting the economy and the country.
    Romney says nothing on most issues, changing his position based on whatever audience he is addressing, but is very clear on LGBT issues. He is willing to change the constitution to take away any rights we have already achieved and deny any in the future.
    Obama, on the other hand has refused to defend DOMA, eliminated Don't Ask Don't Tell, vocally supported marriage equality and more. He has done more than any previous president to advance the cause of equality. I support him 100%.

    Posted by: rick | Jul 26, 2012 12:29:46 PM

  6. Rick above, you seriously ought to consider another username for this site! We already have a "Rick" and everyone here despises him.

    Posted by: endo | Jul 26, 2012 12:34:10 PM

  7. I usually don't read the comments made on towleroad posts. They're just so depressing, self-hating, and rife with predictable, too-cool-for-school contrarianism that it leaves me feeling sad for our community. I hereby reaffirm this commitment. :(

    Posted by: michaelofthegreen | Jul 26, 2012 5:10:19 PM

  8. I like the new Rick better than that sick f*** that posts on here. Anyways Zach Wahls is awesome. Also as a gay man adopted by lesbians when i was 11 considered old in the fostercare community, better protections for gay parents would only help make things better for even my own siblings. even if gay parents divorce one would have to pay child support like in a hetero divorce. so this is all for the kids and promoting monogomay for gaymen in particular...well it's a tough sell let's be honest ya'll men are pigs, but it's also not impossible for even men to truly commit once they've found that one and it's hard enough without being told we have no rights to marriage like everybody else.

    Posted by: alexander | Jul 26, 2012 5:49:31 PM

  9. Zach is even more amazing in person. My partner and I met him in San Francisco in Feb. He's mature, intelligent and charming and he's only 21 years old!! He's got a great future ahead of him. You go Zach!!! Jim and Dave from Cleveland are soooo proud of you!! It is because of people like you that perhaps someday we will have marriage equality in Ohio. Thanks so much...

    Posted by: Jim Stone | Jul 26, 2012 8:41:47 PM

  10. Very well said, Caliban. I can't say that I'm in the slightest bit surprised to see that Liz has returned to post further comments since your post went up yet, instead of attempting to refute even one of your assertions, she simply rambles about drinking the Kool Aid. This of course is the m.o. of those like Jason, Markus, Ratbastard, Liz and other Faux News viewers. They don't have the intellect or knowledge of history, policy or world affairs to engage with us on substantive policy, so they simply content themselves to repeat the talking points they've been handed by Sean Hannity and El Rushbo.

    "What about the deficit? We spend money we don't have...We need to stop giving our taxpayer money away."

    You do realize that by far the largest contributors to our current deficit are the Bush tax cuts for millionaires, the wars begun in Iraq and Afghanistan by Bush (the former ended by President Obama)and the Bush Medicare prescription drug benefit and not President Obama's successful stimulus law, don't you? See , and You must realize, as someone who professes to be very concerned about deficits, that the reason that unemployment isn't 7.0% despite 28 consecutive months of private sector job growth under President Obama is that, unlike Reagan and the two Bushes when they faced economic downturns, the number of government employees has decreased under this President, don't you? Again, you must realize, as someone who purports to be concerned about deficits, that economists agree that the status quo ante of the U.S. health insurance system, which features health care costs as a percentage of GDP far in excess of the world's other leading economies, was a major contributor to government deficits and that the non-partisan CBO has concluded that Obamacare will reduce the federal deficit, don't you? Finally, you must realize, as the histories of Herbert Hoover and FDR should have taught us and as the more recent experience of Europe should have reminded us, that economically sluggish periods are not the time to be focused on deficits and austerity but that we should instead be focused in these times on investing and job creation, such as proposed by President in his American Jobs Act and rejected by the do-nothing Republican Congress, don't you? No, of course you don't.

    Posted by: Patric | Jul 26, 2012 10:31:21 PM

  11. "The fact is Obama is corrupt!"

    OK, I guess, if you say so. You must realize that it is really tacky to assault someone's character without offering a shred of evidence to back up your charges, don't you? No, of course you don't.

    "And he is inept...Inept in his policy and in his ability to negotiate and work with the Senate and Congress"

    As for policy, you must realize that (i) the non-partisan CBO has found that the President's stimulus law prevented the unemployment rate from shooting above 10% as the effects of the Bush recession continued to rock the economy ( ), (ii) 3.5 million private sector jobs have been created in the last 2.5 years, (iii) he killed bin Laden and has brought al Qaeda to its knees after Bush let bin Laden get away at Tora Bora and (iv) his investment in the U.S. auto industry has proved to be a resounding success despite certain others having urged us to "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", don't you? As for the President's ability to work with Congress, I'm not sure quite what he could have been expected to accomplish when Senate Republicans have used the filibuster to a degree never before seen ( ) and the Senate Republican leader has declared it his number one goal to prevent the President from securing a President term.

    Posted by: Patric | Jul 26, 2012 10:32:05 PM

  12. "Obama is not going to give you equal rights." You do realize that the number of concrete steps taken by the President's administration to secure equal rights for LGBT people, including DADT repeal, refusal to defend DOMA, a federal order re hospital visitation rights and so many others that are far too numerous to list here (but some of which are listed here: ), dwarf what any previous President has done for our community, don't you? You do realize that by far the two most significant steps that this President has taken in terms of their future impact on LGBT equality are the appointment of two progressive Justices to the Supreme Court and that Romney has promised, by contrast, to appoint Justices in the mold of notorious homophobe Antonin Scalia, don't you? No, of course you don't.

    "It's time to fire Obama and give someone else a chance to make the right decisions and govern wisely
    and it might surprise you...what Romney is capable of"

    You do realize that, when Romney was Governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth and suffered the second largest labor force decline, don't you? No, of course you don't.

    "A decent, moral, and intelligent Man!" I'm curious, is it the gay-bashing or the strapping his dog to the roof of his car which was more significant in leading you to so admire this "decent, moral" man?

    Don't worry, Liz, I don't expect a response to any of this. I completely get that you're in way over your head and that I've drunk the Kool Aid.

    Posted by: Patric | Jul 26, 2012 10:32:55 PM

  13. Tank: Read Zach's book and you'll see that this self described Star Wars geek is no twinkie frat boy....Seems to me that you're doing the same stereotyping that our haters do to us!

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 26, 2012 11:03:02 PM

  14. @Tank - you could "keep it real" by pitting a lid on it...

    Posted by: Tre | Jul 27, 2012 1:43:15 AM

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