Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia; gender essentialism; gender binary.]

"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 marriage."—Republican Representative from Georgia Phil Gingrey, on the House floor, expressing his continued support for the Defense of Marriage Act.

Everything about this quote is genius, obviously, but I especially like the part where only dad does something "a little bit better" than mom.

Someone please send Rep. Gingrey a memo that not all marriages/families have a mom and a dad. Some of them have one or the other. Some have two moms. Some have two dads. Some have three moms or four dads, and some have parents that are neither moms nor dads. And some have zero, because not all marriages are for babymaking.

This fucking guy.

And his entire fucking party.

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