Zach Wahls, an engineering student at the University of Iowa, spoke to an audience about his experience growing up with same-sex parents at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Tuesday night.
Wahls, who was raised by a lesbian couple, gained recognition after testifying at the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on why gay marriage should not be banned. He said after giving the speech on Jan. 31, the YouTube video of the speech had reached more than 1 million views by the end of the week.
The presentation began with Wahls stating that he would be "talking about gay marriage or, as I like to call it, marriage."
Wahls said his biological mother Terry conceived him by artificial insemination by donor 1033, "a 6-foot-6 pianist." Though Wahls thinks it would be "cool" to meet his biological father, he says he has no interest in developing a relationship with him. He compared meeting his biological father to an adopted child meeting their biological parents - they didn't raise the child.
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