A US Fox News talk show host has said that the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is a “conservative victory” because it will make gay people less promiscuous.

Greg Gutfeld, appearing on “The Five,” told a panel that he believes the ruling of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will improve the lives of LGBT people because it will curb “promiscuity and other destructive lifestyles.”

He said: “I feel this is a huge conservative victory, because you can no longer deprive someone of an extremely traditional value that makes your life better.

“Talking about myself, marriage to my wife made me a better man. I want to impose that value on others, because that’s what rightwingers do.”

He added that LGBT people need to be more sensitive to the needs of religious conservatives, who he said will take a while to “work through” their issues with these rulings.

Then Mr Gutfeld went on to say that “gay activists” now need to surrender their cause to focus on “radical Islam” instead.

“It’s fun to mock and make fun of Fred Phelps, who are harmless, pathetic villains, but go to a mosque, talk to radical Islam,” he said.

“Think about your compatriots in Iran who are dying because of their sexual orientation. There are people that are boycotting the Boy Scout events, but perform — bands still perform in Dubai.

“There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on, on that side, that needs to be solved.”

In March, Fox News presenters Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly also surprised viewers by arguing that those opposed to equal marriage had no strong arguments against it.

Another Fox News host Erick Erickson fell under controversy in April after he made comments which linked the US legalisation of same-sex marriage to incest.