In a speech supporting the Defense of Marriage act on Wednesday, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) stated that children should “take classes on traditional gender roles, because there are some things fathers do ‘maybe a bit better’ than mothers.”
“You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important, this is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage.”
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on DOMA in the coming days, whether or not it violates the Constitution by denying same-sex couples the same benefits that married straight couples receive. Gingrey is running for the Senate seat vacated by Saxby Chambliss in the upcoming mid-term election.
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