Polish MP Robert Wegrzyn might face a reprimand and fine for comments he made while discussing marriage options for gay couples, the AP reported.

Wegrzyn apologized on Thursday, saying his remarks to a TVN24 reporter's question about civil partnerships were supposed to be humorous.

“We can forget about gay men, but I would gladly watch lesbians,” Wegrzyn, a member of the center-right Civic Platform (PO), said on Wednesday.

“Human nature, human beings are made in such a way that we should live in a partnership according to nature. If somebody wants to live differently, that's his problem but he should not flaunt it.”

Women's groups condemned the comments, prompting the 42-year-old married father of two apologized.

“I am sorry if this joke insulted anybody because it really could have sounded sexist. That was not my intention,” he said.

“My views on relationships between two people are unchanging and conservative but this does not mean I am a homophobe or discriminate against anybody.”

“I oppose discrimination against anybody on grounds of sexual orientation,” he added.

Tomasz Tomczykiewicz, PO's parliamentary leader, called Wegrzyn's comments “stupid” and “irresponsible.”

Tomczykiewicz has filed a formal complaint asking that Wegrzyn be punished and fined.