Maggie Gallagher, who co-founded the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has all but conceded that gay marriage foes have lost.

In a revealing interview with the Huffington Post, Gallagher, who manned the front lines in 2008 as NOM successfully campaigned for passage of Proposition 8, stated that she was made aware that the tide had turned with last summer's Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality.

“As I said last summer, it was clear to me from reading Windsor [United States v. Windsor], gay marriage advocates now have five votes for inserting a right to gay marriage in our Constitution. We are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase, whether we like it or not,” Gallagher said.

“I went into this fight, in good conscience, because I believed it mattered and that I had something to contribute. I did not promise myself I would win. I promised myself I would do everything I could see, to do this good, to fight for marriage as a universal human institution with certain goods and goals. I feel a great deal of contentment about that. I can see some things I might have done differently, but basically I was at post. One cannot do anything better with one's life than stand up for what you deeply believe in, i.e, to speak truth, whether in power or to power.”

“I have a lot more freedom now to figure out what I want to do with the next 20 years of my life,” she added.