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03/14/2013 02:49 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Louie Gohmert At CPAC: Texas Rep Says Gay Marriage Puts U.S. 'On Road To Dust Bin Of History'

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. today, Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert reacted to over 100 Republicans who filed an amicus brief calling for the Supreme Court to rule California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional by saying gay marriage is putting the U.S. “on the road to the dust bin of history.”

"I don’t know where they’re going,” Gohmert, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, said of the Republicans who signed the brief supporting marriage equality, including openly gay former Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman; Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida; and former governors Jon Hunstman of Utah and Christie Todd Whitman of New Jersey. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments later this month in the Prop 8 case as well as that of the Defense of Marriage Act. (Scroll down to listen to the full interview)

“We’ve seen the total breakdown of the family over the last 45 years in part because of legislation that was meant to do well but it did harm,” Gohmert explained on my Sirius XM radio show, after noting that he believed an important issue for conservatives and Republicans gathering at CPAC this weekend is what he views as an attack on religion. “We’ve damaged the home. Kids suffer as well. The great thing about this country is, I have no problem with 100 people telling the Supreme Court that this is what they believe. But when you look historically, you see the nuclear family home -- mother, father, children -- break down, you see society break down, and you see a a society, a civilization in decline, all under the name the name of advancement but it’s normally on the road to the dust bin of history.”

“You’re breaking up the nuclear family, man, woman and children," Gohmert, who has strongly defended Prop 8 in the past, continued. “It’s hard to argue biologically that is what nature intended or we would not have had a second generation on this earth.”

Listen to the full interview with Gohmert below:

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