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Eagle Scout Zach Wahls Speaks Out Against Boy Scout Gay Ban: VIDEO


A powerful new video from the Scouts for Equality leader about his lesbian mom and den mother Jackie.

Says Wahls:

"It was really her guidance, as a leader, that I think facilitated the growth and development of us as boys, into young men. And it was interesting because Jackie, my mom, was an openly lesbian woman. So even though there was this policy that openly gay people couldn’t be a part of the program, once a lot of the other parents and leaders saw that Jackie just wanted a positive scouting experience for me and for my peers, they understood that they didn’t have anything to be afraid of. That made all the difference. It also illustrated to me the importance of lifting this ban so that mothers, like mine, could be a part of scouting experiences for their sons, all over the country."



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  1. I just love this guy.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Apr 25, 2013 2:23:39 PM

  2. I want to marry Zach Wahls.

    Posted by: ElCid | Apr 25, 2013 2:33:23 PM

  3. I so look forward to walking into a voting booth someday and casting a vote for this remarkable young man. Can't happen soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Apr 25, 2013 2:37:41 PM

  4. Great video! Videos from the heart like this one will definitely change some hearts and minds!

    Posted by: | Apr 25, 2013 4:46:19 PM

  5. Zach Wahls is just so grounded, so solid....
    When I hear him I hear all the seriousness and rationality of a thoughtful, reflective, fair minded man.
    One could contrast his maturity with the histrionics of the shrill Bachman or the messianic delusions of Frothy Scatorum...

    Imagine in a few years if we had Zach Wahls as a public representative holding the dregs of McCain, McConnell, Ryan, Boahner, to account ?
    Imagine if we had politicians of the integrity of Zach Wahls ?.....politicians who were not lining their pockets with lobbyists money......politicians who could not be bought by the NRA, nor intimidated by the slime of special interest PACs.

    We deserve representatives of Zach Wahls's stature, not the low life Rand Pauls and the demented Paul Ryans.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 25, 2013 5:29:15 PM

  6. I had the pleasure of meeting Zach at Iowa's gay Pride last year. He is very tall! I think my head reached his chest and I'm 5'8. He's very soft-spoken, but you can tell there is a drive there that won't be denied. He has his hands in a lot of things right now as I understand he is trying to finish college while pushing for gay rights and scouting rights all at once. There was a story about him on the local news and he talked about traveling the world while still trying to finish school and stay true to his Iowa roots. Keep up the good work Zach!

    Posted by: Mo | Apr 25, 2013 5:31:58 PM

  7. my Iowa boy! They grow'em good there.

    Posted by: tinhouston | Apr 25, 2013 10:10:47 PM

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