Iowa Representative Steve King, a Republican, has suggested that gay people entrap businesses into discriminating against them.

King told Des Moines' WHO TV that he disagreed with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's veto of a bill that opponents said would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against gay people on the basis of their religious faith.

(Related: Arizona's Jan Brewer vetoes “license to discriminate against gays” bill.)

“When you're in the private sector and you're an individual entrepreneur with God-given rights that our founding fathers defined in the Declaration, you should be able to make our own decisions on what you do in that private business,” King said.

King said that civil rights laws should not be expanded to include LGBT people.

“There's nothing mentioned in [civil rights laws] about self-professed behavior. And that's what they're tying to protect is special rights for self-professed behavior.”

“The one thing that I reference when I say self-professed is how do you know who to discriminate against? They have to tell you. And are they then setting up a case? Is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they'd like to have?” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Of course, a gay couple – like any couple – can easily signal their love by simply holding hands or wearing wedding rings.