Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has suggested that gay marriage could lead to a father marrying his son to avoid taxes.

After stating that he “doesn't have a strong feeling” on the issue, Irons, 64, said that he worried that such unions would “debase” marriage.

“It seems to me that [in England] they're fighting for the name and I worry that it means somehow we debase or we change what marriage is,” Irons said during a Huffington Post Live interview. “I just worry about that. I mean tax wise is an interesting one. Because … you see, could a father not marry his son?”

“Well, there are laws against incest,” host Josh Zepps replied.

“It's not incest between men,” Irons stated. “Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding. But men don't breed.”

“Now if that was so, then if I wanted to pass on my estate without death duties, I could marry my son and pass on my estate to him.”

“I think the lawyers are going to have a field day with same-sex marriage. I just get that. I don't have a strong feeling either way. I just wish everybody who is living with one other person the best of luck in the world. Because it's fantastic.”

“Spoken like a happily married man,” Zepps stated.

“Yeah. And also a man who has a dog that he loves. I mean living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great,” Irons said. “I don't think sex matters at all.”