Thomas Peters, cultural director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has dismissed Election Day wins for supporters of gay marriage.

On November 6, NOM, the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality, suffered setbacks in five campaigns which it had backed. In three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington state – voters legalized the institution, while Minnesotans rejected an effort to ban it. In Iowa, NOM lost a campaign to oust state Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was targeted by conservatives angry over the high court's unanimous 2009 ruling which brought gay marriage to the Midwest.

(Related: Effort to oust Iowa Judge David Wiggins over gay marriage fails.)

Appearing on PBS Newshour, Peters refused to cede any ground.

When asked by anchor Ray Suarez, “Was Election Day a turning point?” Peters responded: “No, not at all. I think these were tactical wins. Going into these four state fights we had no illusions. These are deep blue states, we were vastly outraised by our opponents. And even despite all those political forces against us, we still managed to have very close margins in the final tally. What I'm hearing this week is that it's not a big shift. We are encouraged to double down, to renew our efforts.”

Lee Swislow of the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), noted that Maine voters had repealed a marriage equality law just 3 years earlier.

“I think Maine was as blue then as it is now,” Swislow said. “So what we're seeing is people are changing on this issue.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)