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Wyman Series at UW-River Falls presents Zach Wahls

September 20, 2012

A speech by Zach Wahls, “What Makes A Family,” is the first Wyman Series event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.3 in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“What makes a family?” Wahls tried to answer that very question when he testified before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in January 2011. The son of two lesbian mothers, the 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student had no idea that his heartfelt testimony would spread like viral wildfire.

Now the author of a book, “My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family,” Wahls shares a story that has never before been told, and offers a fresh, bold perspective on a recently rekindled and contentious issue: gay marriage. Like any family’s story, Wahls is one of highs and lows, laughs and tribulations. Regardless of beliefs on marriage equality in our country, this lecture will offer a unique, personal perspective.