Lobbyist Jack Burkman is pushing for federal legislation that would ban gay players in the National Football League (NFL).

Burkman said in a recent interview with Washington D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA that his bill was about “restoring common decency.”

“When you think about it, would we allow women in a locker room? No. If your son were a football player would you want him showering with women? No,” Burkman said. “This is just common decency and civility. The reason we wouldn't want a woman in there is because there's sexual attraction between men and women. Such is the case between gay and straight. It's just common sense.”

While the interviewer pointed out that gay men are most likely already playing in the NFL, Burkman claimed that his legislation would cover openly gay players. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The proposal comes as the NFL considers its first openly gay player, Michael Sam.

(Related: Michael Sam: I don't want to be Michael Sam the gay football player.)

Sam responded to Burkman's proposal in a tweet: “Jack Burkman is going to need a Delorian, not some bogus bill, if he wants to prevent gay athletes from being in the locker room.”

According to The Huffington Post, the bill is titled The American Decency Act of 2014 and would prohibit “self-declared homosexual football players” from joining an NFL team unless it “provides facilities for homosexual players which are entirely separate and distinct from the facilities used by heterosexual players.” Fines would range between $3 and $8 million.

Burkman, who heads the lobbying firm Burkman Associates LLC, said he expects 36 representatives and 6 senators to back his bill within the next 20 days, but refused to offer any actual names.

Burkman also lost a client over his proposal.

DC Solar Solutions told ThinkProgress that it has ended its relationship with Burkman.

“DC Solar does not condone or support Mr. Burkman's homophobic views, and since learning about his misguided efforts to write legislation banning gay athletes from the NFL, we have ended our relationship with him,” the company said in a written statement. “DC Solar values diversity within our company and within our communities, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any sort. As a company working to address issues about our country's future, we have no intention of working with those who are stuck in the past.”