The Iowa House of Representatives held a public forum to discuss House Joint Resolution 6 on January 31, 2011 at 6:30pm. More than 70 Iowans spoke against House Joint Resolution 6, which would end civil marriage in Iowa.

Many Iowans came to share their stories. Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who grew up with two mothers, spoke about the strength of his family.

“The sense of family comes from the commitment we make towards each other.”

House Joint Resolution 6 will be debated on the House floor at 11:00am on February 1, 2011.

Watch full video of Zach Wahls’ testimony here.