Zach Wahls, Who Defended His Lesbian Moms In Moving Speech, WINS State Senate Seat

(03/18/12) Zach Wahls with his two moms, Terry Wahls, left, and Jackie Reger, in their home in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Zach addressed in the Iowa House of Representatives in January 2011 about civil unions which became viral on Youtube and his memoir, My Two Moms, will be released in April 2012. (Jenn Ackerman for People Magazine)

Zach Wahls, who seven years ago stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and delivered a stirring speech defending his two lesbian mothers, has just become a state lawmaker himself, reports Huffington Post.

In a landslide victory over his libertarian opponent, Carl Krambeck, Wahls, a Democrat, clinched 78 percent of the vote in Iowa Senate District 37. Wahls will succeed Sen. Bob Dvorsky (D), who is retiring after more than 30 years.

Wahls, whose campaign promises included affordable health care and education, improved workers’ rights and gun control, was first thrust into the national spotlight in 2011 when his speech in support of his moms and gay marriage went viral.