"Our Family Isn't So Different From Any Other Iowan Family"

by Patrick Appel

A powerful video of man standing up for his mothers:

Maggie Koerth-Baker sets the scene:

This week, the Iowa legislature took a step toward amending their state's constitution so that it specifically bans marriage between two men or two women. Zach Wahlsa 19-year-old Iowa college student and the son of two mothersis one of the many Iowans who thinks it's wrong to grant special privileges to some families, and deny them to others, based solely on sexual orientation.