Reader, She Married Him *
July 26, 2019 12:25 PM   Subscribe

In 2011, a 19-year-old college student named Zach Wahls delivered an impassioned defense of marriage equality in front of the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls's speech, which cited his experience growing up as the son of a lesbian couple, went viral and caught the eye of then-23-year-old Chloe Angyal, who wrote for the irreverent feminist blog Feministing. Her post about Wahls's video was entitled Marry Me, Zach Wahls. Wahls declined the proposal but agreed to meet for an interview the next time he was in New York, after which he and Angyal stayed in touch. This week, after a multi-year, largely-long-distance relationship, the couple announced their engagement.

In the intervening years, Wahls has received a masters in public policy and been elected to the Iowa Senate. Angyal has had a successful career as a journalist and earned a PhD in Arts and Media, writing a doctoral dissertation on romantic comedies. She is currently a Contributing Editor at Marie Claire, where she recently wrote about the complexities of being a young, feminist political spouse.

* actual wedding to occur at future date
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious (13 comments total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
 
awwwww. There's been some good wholesome content on the blue today. Thanks for more of it!
posted by Jon_Evil at 12:27 PM on July 26 [3 favorites]


Angyal has had a successful career as a journalist and earned a PhD in Arts and Media, writing a doctoral dissertation on romantic comedies.

Boy, have I got a meet cute plot for her...
posted by jacquilynne at 12:32 PM on July 26 [23 favorites]


This is sooooo cute
posted by sallybrown at 12:35 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


OH MY GOD.

This rules.
posted by sugar and confetti at 12:51 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


Thank you for posting this.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 1:15 PM on July 26


Zach is a cool kid. I mean he's an adult now, but acknowledging that would make me feel old. I'm happy to see this posted.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 1:19 PM on July 26 [2 favorites]


I super favorite this
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:52 PM on July 26


This is so amazingly cute and good.
posted by limeonaire at 2:33 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


NO WAY.

That's awesome.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 2:53 PM on July 26


Good luck you crazy kids.
posted by East14thTaco at 4:15 PM on July 26


Oh man, I remember that post on Feministing! This is so delightful!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:03 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


THIS IS ADORABLE!
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:42 PM on July 26


Sure when I do it they call it stalking.
posted by andryeevna at 1:02 AM on July 27 [9 favorites]


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