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Georgia US Representative Phil Gingrey has the audacity to suggest that traditional gender roles may matter. From The Huffington Post, Gingrey is quoted:
“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 supporting the Defense of Marriage Act. “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.”
Gingrey, the leading Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said he realizes the “father knows best” adage he subscribed to “back in the old days of television” is antiquated, but he still believes that children need fathers and women need husbands in order for families to thrive.
Gingrey made his remarks while speaking on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which he supports. The US Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on DOMA during this session.
It may not be politically correct, but perhaps a traditional family works best. Recognizing that this is not always a possibility, discuss.