Huffpost Politics
Ryan Grim Headshot

Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got -- A White House Intern

Posted: Updated:
White House intern Zach Wahls in July 2014. (Courtesy Zach Wahls)
White House intern Zach Wahls in July 2014. (Courtesy Zach Wahls)

WASHINGTON -- A Huffington Post reporter called the main White House press line earlier this week and heard a familiar-sounding voice, but couldn't quite place it. The voice, it turned out, would have been familiar to millions of people who first saw the now-intern, then-college student Zach Wahls speak about his two moms at an Iowa public forum to oppose an anti-marriage-equality measure.

Wahls was a University of Iowa student at the time, and a video of his speech about his family went viral. It was later picked up by MoveOn.org, which gave the video its iconic headline -- "Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got" -- and vaulted it from somewhat popular to Internet sensation. The viral success encouraged MoveOn's Eli Pariser to launch Upworthy.

Wahls has since taken his local activism national, speaking at the Democratic National Convention and lobbying Congress for marriage equality.

Pariser said he expects this won't be Wahls' last job in the White House.

"Really cool," he said of the internship in an email to HuffPost. "He'll be back in the White House sooner or later :-)"

If you're not one of the 18,537,221 people who have watched his speech about his two moms, watch it above.

Sign up below to get an email when Ryan Grim publishes a new story

powered by TinyLetter

This story has been updated with a comment from Eli Pariser.

Related on HuffPost:

Close
Gay Marriage In The United States
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

 
Register To Vote