Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tuesday suggested President Obama's job bill gives a nod to gay couples.

Gohmert, a social conservative, has previously said repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the policy which ended on September 20 that for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, would be the nation's downfall.

While denouncing the president's American Jobs Act, Gohmert said the law would encourage divorce.

“This may be something nice he's throwing out for gay folks that are living together so he can tell them actually you're better off not getting married, because there's a marriage penalty here,” Gohmert said on the House floor.

“It really penalizes married individuals,” he said. “The good news, if you're thinking about divorce, is you can actually get divorced and have $75,000 to $100,000 higher exception. And you can even live together!”

“This is the president's proposal: live together and you get a whole lot more of an exception than if you're married. Now, of course, the founders they all understood marriage to be between a man and a woman. … This president … takes a shot at traditional, conventional marriage,” he added.