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September-07-12

Zach Wahl Endorses Obama Due to Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Zach Wahl, a marriage-equality advocate made famous by his speech delivered at a hearing in Iowa about being raised by a lesbian couple, endorsed President Obama last night at the Democratic National Convention because of the party's position on same-sex marriage.

In his speech, Wahl attacked opponents of same-sex marriage. "I think every child deserves a family as loving and committed as mine. Because the sense of family comes from the commitment we make to each other to work through the hard times so we can enjoy the good ones. It comes from the love that binds us; that's what makes a family.... My family is just as real as yours."

Last week, the Republican Party officially adopted their 2012 party platform supporting marriage defined as one man and one woman. On Tuesday, the Democratic Party adopted their official 2012 platform, which includes a plank supporting marriage equality.

Media Resources: National Journal 9/6/12; Feminist Newswire 9/4/12, 8/30/12