IOWA: LGBT Ally Zach Wahls Wins State Senate Primary

The Huffington Post reports:

As a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech defending his two lesbian mothers. A video of the speech went viral, amassing millions of views.

Seven years later, Wahls is hoping to occupy a seat in the very chamber where he made his viral plea. The 26-year-old got one step closer to his goal on Tuesday when he secured the Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 37.

With all precincts now reporting, Wahls amassed about 60 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor on the four-person ballot was former diplomat Janice Weiner, who finished the night with 34.8 percent of the vote.

(Tipped by JMG reader Will)