Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert on Wednesday criticized a federal court's ruling declaring unconstitutional California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the 2008-voter approved amendment violated the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry in California.

In a speech delivered on the House floor, Gohmert, a Republican with a long history of opposing gay rights, suggested that marriage is about “the idea of an egg and a sperm coming together.”

“Iowa voters would often start laughing and some would just gasp in shock that [the judges] … had studied and looked at the evidence and could not find any indication that nature or biology supported marriage between a man and a woman,” Gohmert said.

“Nature seemed to like the idea of an egg and a sperm coming together because of procreation. Apparently they 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 pluming … then perhaps we need new judges.' And that's what they did.”

Gohmert has previously suggested that a jobs bill sponsored by President Barack Obama was a nod to gay marriage and that openly gay military service would be America's downfall.