Zach Wahls said he doesn't feel like he grew up differently than anyone else.
An Eagle Scout and former high school quarterback, the Iowa City resident credits his "two moms," Terry Wahls and Jackie Reger, for instilling in him strength, confidence and courage.
"People always ask what it's like having gay parents," he said, during the "Why Marriage Matters" forum Thursday at the Sioux City Convention Center. "They aren't gay parents. To me, they're just parents."
The event was sponsored by One Iowa, the state's largest gay advocacy group.