John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), this week decried the onslaught of rulings overturning state marriage bans, saying it felt as if he were living in Stalinist Russia.

Two federal appeals courts have knocked down bans in Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma. And in the coming weeks – starting Wednesday in Cincinnati – three additional appeals courts will take up similar challenges.

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State courts are also chipping away at the bans, including recent rulings in Arkansas, Colorado and Florida.

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Marriage equality supporters have won in every courtroom since the Supreme Court last year struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which led to the federal government's recognition of the legal marriages of gay couples, though two of the decisions were split.

Speaking to Aljazeera America, Eastman blamed his side's piling losses on politics and so-called “activist judges.”

“We keep making the argument of the importance of marriage, that it takes a man and a woman to make a child and that the state can’t continue to redefine that if civilization’s policy goal is to support families rather than water down marriage to be about any adult relationship,” Eastman said. “These judges keep saying that’s not what marriage is. Based on what? It’s like we’re in Stalinist Russia.”

Eastman blamed public opinion for influencing “justices who are known largely, though not exclusively, for being activist political judges” nominated by Democratic presidents.

“This is just raw politics,” he said.