Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has stated that a federal marriage amendment is needed to “reign in out of control judges” who rule in favor of gay marriage.

In comments to conservative The Daily Caller, Brown attributed his side's recent loss in New Jersey to judges who “make up the law.”

“People say, 'Well, you lost New Jersey' – the courts forced gay marriage on New Jersey,” Brown said.

“The only way to stop something like that – and what we are working towards – is you've got to have nominated judges who will interpret and not make up the law. There [is] a whole group of people, not just 'social conservatives' that believe this, and I think increasingly, people are recognizing that if the courts do this on social issues, they can do it on anything.”

However, recent polls show a large majority (62%) of New Jersey voters agree with the ruling and the decision by Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, to stop fighting it.

(Related: Large majority of New Jersey voters favor ruling legalizing gay marriage.)

Brown added that the only way to “reign in out of control judges” is to amend the U.S. Constitution. Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican, introduced legislation to do that in June. Huelskamp's House Joint Resolution 51 has attracted 56 co-sponsors as of October 31.