Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (2nd L) shows guests the marble bath tubs installed in the basement of the capitol in 1860 Oct. 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Louie Gohmert: Judges legalizing same-sex marriage need ‘plumbing lessons’


Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert told federal judges who’ve ruled in favor of same-sex marriage to get “some basic plumbing lessons.”

During an event titled “Conversations with Conservatives” hosted by the Heritage Foundation Wednesday, Rep. Gohmert was asked about the federal judge’s ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex nuptials, declaring it unconstitutional.

Gohmert characterized rulings that allow marriage equality as: “Basically, we haven’t seen any biological evidence to support marriage being between a man and a woman,” Roll Call reported.

Gohmert said those judges “need some basic plumbing lessons,” according to a report from Raw Story. “For one omnipotent, omniscious, ubiquitous federal judge who is wise beyond his education to say – to make such a declaration about the law, I think, requires revisiting by each state and compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court.”

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern overturned Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage, declaring in Tuesday’s opinion that “the majority view in Oklahoma must give way to individual constitutional rights.” Oklahoma is now the second red state in a month (after Utah, which then reversed the decision) to allow marriage equality.

“The Court holds that Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” wrote Judge Kern.

Michele Bachmann also weighed into the discussion, saying that the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA last year was an “example of the lawlessness of this president.” 

“The legacy of Barack Obama will be of the establishment of lawlessness in the United States,” the Minnesota congressman said. 

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