Thursday, December 1, 2011

Zach Wahls Speaks About His Family

A+ speech Zach, A+. What a great video not only supporting Gay Marriage but will hopefully change a few minds about two gay parents raising kids. Not to say this is what happens every time a gay couple raises kids, and they will all be like Zach. But they will be no different than any other kid raised by any other couple. That is one thing I have to speak on though, I don't like how the side FOR gay marriage likes to speak down on those NOT raised by gay couples. Its like... That won't help your case? And I'm sure the majority of them were raised by a straight couple. The worst way to get someone to change sides on a view of this issue is to tell them statistics on how many criminals are raised by straight couples. It should never be about tearing down the other side. It should always be about how both sides are just as good as raising children to upstanding citizens. Comments like that just make it that much more difficult to defend your own cause, the day a person raised by a gay couple commits a serious crime. Now obviously it has nothing to do with the sexual orientation of the parents, it could be they were just bad parents, he was just a bad person, or many other factors. But when people make comments and bring up statistics about how many criminals were raised by straight couples, it opens up people to STRAIGHT for the "they did it because they were raised by a gay couple" card. What I'm trying to say is, take the high road. Just make the issue about the positives about your side of the argument. Equality for all yo!

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Talking With said...

Here’s our interview with Zach where he talks about what it was like growing up with two mothers, what led him to decide to go and speak before the House of Representatives, how his life has changed after this speech thrust him into the public eye, and what other young people can do to fight for equality and speak out against intolerance.