Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) used a House floor speech to offer a particularly disturbing reaction to yesterday’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. In it, he suggested that marriage is about “the idea of an egg and a sperm coming together” and called the judges “not smart enough to figure out actual plumbing”:
GOHMERT: Nature seemed to like the idea of an egg and a sperm coming together because of pro-creation. Apparently [the judges] thought the sperm had far better use some other way biologically, combining it with something else. But the voters of Iowa came back and said you know what, if you’re not smart enough to figure out actual plumbing…then perhaps we need new judges, and that’s what they did.
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What the judges actually found was that Proposition 8 had nothing to do with procreation, because it didn’t impact whether same-sex couples in California could raise children.