Congressman wants traditional gender roles taught at an early age

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A congressman from Georgia wishes to implement a curriculum for public schools to teach gender stereotypes “at an early age.” 

Republican Representative Phil Gingrey views the bill as teaching a deeper understanding of how parental roles work as well as the importance of traditional marriage.

“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,” Gingrey said in a speech on June 18. 

“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.”

While supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, he explained, the need to learn traditional gender roles is vital and should be “carefully taught.”

Gingrey is among the most vocal anti-LGBT politicians in Congress, and references religion often in his speeches and statements. 

“I don’t like the secularism that’s occurring in this country one bit and I think it is incumbent upon those of us [that]stand strong, to stand very strong, in regard to that and say ‘look, [my wife]and I believe that marriage is a sacrament,’” Gingrey said in May during a press conference.

Sounds like a great opportunity for the bingo cards. 

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