Tony Perkins, the president of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has criticized gay marriage wins in four states.

History was made Tuesday on three fronts. In Maine, gay marriage was legalized for the first time through a citizen-led referendum. Washington state and Maryland became the first two states to uphold gay marriage laws approved by lawmakers. And Minnesotans were the first to reject a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a heterosexual union.

(Related: Gay rights groups buoyed by election day victories.)

Marriage equality foes suffered a fifth loss in Iowa, where a drive to oust Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins failed. Conservatives targeted Wiggins because he joined in the court's unanimous 2009 decision legalizing such unions in Iowa.

Appearing on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Perkins blamed the losses on President Barack Obama, the NAACP, the media, Hollywood and the intimation tactics of supporters.

“The proponents of natural marriage were outspent,” Perkins said. “But you had the president weighing in on this, you had the NAACP. In Maryland in particular, there was a heavy emphasis, almost a sole emphasis, on the African-American community. The media, Hollywood has been pounding this message over and over and over, and at the same time the proponents of the redefinition of marriage have been intimidating, targeting those who stand up for traditional marriage.”

“For those who would think this is a settled issue because of one election night in which four states have parted with the past of the 32 previous votes; look you can make it legal, but you can never made it morally right.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)