A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico recently cited one of the world's most famous pederasts to argue against legalizing same-sex marriage.

In a blog post published last week, New Mexico state Sen. Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) explained his opposition to same-sex marriage. He claimed that marriage had always been between a man and a woman, even before the rise of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the Western world.

"Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) married a Bactrian woman – modern day Afghanistan. Alexander may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman," he wrote. "He directed his officers to stop 'whoring' around and find a local woman to marry."

Sharer also cited the philosopher Aristotle, the Chinese thinker Confucius, and the traditions of Native American tribes to argue that marriage was solely between a man and a woman.

"Sex between a man and a woman produces babies – society needs babies – babies need both moms and dads," he wrote.

The blog post was first reported by The Civil Rights Movement.

Sharer on Monday vowed to prevent the Dona Ana County Clerk's office from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He has also unsuccessfully pushed to ban same-sex marriage in New Mexico.