The Republican candidate seeking to represent Kentucky in the U.S. Senate said Thursday the Education Department should be abolished in part to prevent schools from teaching about same-sex parents.
Rand Paul, the first Tea Party candidate to win a Republican primary for a Senate race, made the remarks during a televised debate with his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, in Paducah, Ky.
“I don’t like the idea of somebody in Washington deciding that Suzie has two mommies is an appropriate family situation and should be taught to my kindergartener in school,” he said. “That’s what happens when we let things get to a federal level.”
Paul maintained that he prefers local school boards, teachers and parents decide the curricula for schools.