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Georgia’s Phil Gingrey: Teach Proper Gender Roles In Grade School [VIDEO]

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Georgia’s Phil Gingrey: Teach Proper Gender Roles In Grade School [VIDEO]


As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the Constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Republican congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia took to the House floor to make the argument for the discriminatory legislation.

Children, he insists, need both a mother and a father… and should be taught — in separate classes for little boys and little girls, of course — proper, traditional gender roles in school. Because mommies do mommy things, and daddies do daddy things.

“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 suggests. “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.”

And though he believes children need two parents, Gingrey — who is running for retiring Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat in 2014 — is quite clear that same-sex parents simply do not make the grade. Mommy can work, but afterwards, she should be coming home to daddy. The adult females in his family, he points out, all have jobs. “But they’re still there as moms,” he says. “And when they come home and take over that responsibility, they need a shared partner, and that partner is that partner for life. And I’m talking about, of course, the father.”

If you can stand it, watch this stunning display of sexism and homophobia below:


  1. Lynda Groom June 19, 2013

    Sir, please crawl back under that rock that you came from. This is one of the most ignorant statements made in recent history. That is saying a lot considering the competition from fellow members of Congress. Where the does the country find such lowlifes?

  2. R. DuFresne June 20, 2013

    What you are hearing is the dying cries of another form of Dinosaur. Too stupid to realize only thing between them and extinction is ideology. World is changing and these Repubs refuse to acknowledge stomping feet, using slander, backward talking points will NOT save them from a slow, painful and honestly deserved extinction. Maybe their remains will produce their beloved Oil and therefore be USEFUL for something.

  3. Lorr June 20, 2013

    After I read the article I had to go check my calendar – AGAIN! Why do the Republicans keep wanting to live in the past, ignore the present and refuse to look to the future? This is why they lost, the majority of people rejected their economic, foreign and social policies. We consider the past history, embrace the present and look forward to being part of a creating a better tomorrow.

  4. howa4x June 20, 2013

    He belongs to the turn back the clock section of the GOP which seems to be the majority

  5. highpckts June 20, 2013

    Oh please!! In this day and age?

  6. GeoffLeo June 20, 2013

    Republicans: “You are free from government to do exactly as we interpret God’s message to you”

  7. Diane June 21, 2013

    This guy is as crazy as batshit. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a lot of kiddie porn on his computer. He is just the type. Anybody who talks about daddy things or mommy things should be hidden in a closet.

  8. plc97477 June 22, 2013

    How did he not make the week in crazy?

  9. S.J. Jolly July 3, 2013

    Doesn’t the Koran lay out gender roles? Perhaps Republican congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia could get some pointers for his plan.


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