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Zach Wahls On David Letterman: 'My Two Moms' Author Talks Homophobia, Gay Marriage And Bullying (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/24/2012 1:32 pm

Zach Wahls Letterman

"Gays messing up the sanctity of marriage? I think Kim Kardashian's doing an alright job of that herself."

So joked Zach Wahls during his Tuesday night appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The Iowa-based student, YouTube video sensation and HuffPost Gay Voices blogger is currently promoting his new book, "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family," which is due out April 26, and spoke to Letterman about his personal experiences with homophobia and being bullied in school for having two lesbian moms.

"My moms, when they found out I was being picked on, sat me down and tried to explain...the important thing wasn't punishing the other kids, it was making sure I could stand up for myself," he said. "As kids got to know me personally and they got to know my moms, they found out there wasn't really anything to be scared of or to be picked on."

Wahls, whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to Iowa legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going viral twice last year, will soon be taking his pro-LGBT message to the national level as co-chair for "The Outspoken Generation," the Family Equality Council's national youth advocacy initiative for young adult children of LGBT parents.

Speaking of Kim Kardashian, take a look at some of the shortest celebrity marriages below:

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  • Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries

    Duration: 72 days

  • Britney Spears & Jason Alexander

    Duration: 2 days

  • Drew Barrymore & Tom Green

    Duration: 163 days

  • Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd

    Duration: 118 days

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor & Felipe DeAlba

    Duration: 1 day

  • Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds

    Duration: 14 days

  • Axl Rose & Erin Everly

    Duration: 26 days

  • Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson

    Duration: 122 days

  • Lisa Marie Presley & Nicolas Cage

    Duration: 107 days

  • Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney

    Duration: 128 days

  • Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray

    Duration: Five months

  • Dennis Rodman & Carmen Electra

    Duration: 9 days

  • Mario Lopez & Ali Landry

    Duration: 18 days

  • Cher & Greg Allman

    Duration: 9 days

  • Nicky Hilton & Todd Meister

    Duration: 86 days

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Filed by Curtis M. Wong  |