Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has condemned passage of a gay marriage law in Delaware.

In a blog post Thursday, Brown said Tuesday's passage put “pro-marriage constituents on a collision course with the law.”

“Lawmakers in Delaware chose to abandon and discard society's most important institution and put their pro-marriage constituents on a collision course with the law,” Brown said. “The Senators and Representatives who voted for this bill have endangered people of faith who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. In Delaware, as in other states that have redefined marriage, it will not be long before these good men and women feel the repercussions of this new law.”

Brown, who earlier predicted that the bill would not pass, added that marriage equality hurts children, suggesting that the children of gay couples are worse off than those with no parents.

“For the first time, the state of Delaware is saying to its children they do not deserve both a mother and a father, and are backing a law that is designed to intentionally deprive some kids of either a mom or a dad. It's bad enough when families break down through divorce or death, but it's unconscionable when a state encourages this through policies that deprive children of the love of both a mother and a father. This is a very sad day for Delaware.”

Republican Senator Catherine Cloutier, Brown added, “will have to answer for abandoning marriage.”

“We will hold the politicians accountable for their votes,” Brown said.