Louie Gohmert on DOMA: SCOTUS has defied "laws of nature and nature's God"

A somber Rep. Gohmert told reporters that gay marriage signals the "end of a great civilization"

Published June 26, 2013 7:46PM (EDT)

                      (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was unusually restrained (well, restrained for Gohmert) during a Wednesday press conference on the Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.

Gohmert steered clear of his old standbys of anti-gay rights panic while talking to the press, instead saying, rather somberly, that gay marriage in the United States signals the "end of a great civilization" and scolding the high court for going against "the laws of nature and nature's God."

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By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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