During a speech on the House floor this Tuesday in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) suggested that young boys and girls should be enrolled in courses that teach gender roles so they can learn “what’s important.”
“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,” Gingrey said.
“This is what a father does and this may be a little different — maybe a little different, maybe a little better than the talent that mom has in a certain area and same things for the young girls, you know, this is what a mom does and this is what’s important from the standpoint of that union — which we call marriage,” he continued. “And we have called that from the beginning of this country and long before the beginning of this country.”
Gingrey made news earlier this year when he said that former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was “partly right” when he made his infamous “legitimate rape” comments. Gingray is a medical doctor, which made his siding with Akin all the more controversial.
Watch Gingrey’s full remarks in the video below.