In a speech Monday, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) used Father's Day as a platform to push for gender stereotypes to be taught to American youths in grade school. That way, they can understand the roles of mothers and fathers and of the importance of only allowing opposite-sex couples to marry. Think Progress reports:
Gingrey stressed his continued support for the Defense of Marriage Act – which defines marriage as only a union between a man and a women – and suggested that children need to be carefully taught about the traditional roles of their genders.
"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 a marriage."
Previously, ThinkProgress ranked Gingrey as one of the 7 most anti-gay U.S. Representatives.
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