In case you missed it, straight ally and outspoken LGBT equality activist Zach Wahls addressed the Democratic National Convention yesterday. Wahls, the 20-year-old son of lesbian parents who shot to internet stardom last year after video of his impassioned pro-equality speech to Iowa lawmakers went viral, had a message for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who supports the addition of a marriage discrimination amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
Governor Romney says he’s against same-sex marriage because every child deserves a mother and a father. 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. Mr. Romney, my family is just as real as yours.
Watch Wahls’ full speech below.