HRC Blog

Video: Rep. Gohmert Links Equality Advances to Disrespect of “sperm and egg coming together”

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Gohmert took to the House floor to rant against yesterday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which found Prop 8 to be unconstitutional. In his remarks, he referred to the Iowa judges who ruled in favor of marriage equality and subsequently fell victim to a prolonged campaign by anti-LGBT organizations.

According to Gohmert’s train of thought, equality issues aren’t about rights or benefits. It’s not about protecting families or creating safer environments for youth. No, according to Rep. Gohmert, arguments over equality issues can be boiled down to a simple disagreement over sperm and eggs.

According to Towleroad, Gohmert said: “"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.”

Check out the unbelievable video, courtesy of C-SPAN. The "sperm and egg" remarks come about a minute and a half in:

comments powered by Disqus