Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), recently said that his group won't budge, even if the Supreme Court strikes down state bans on gay marriage.

The Guardian on Wednesday turned its focus to the issue as a federal appeals court heard oral arguments in six cases challenging bans in four states.

Groups like NOM “are now fighting a tide of swiftly shifting public opinion and judges in conservative and liberal states that say state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional following the landmark ruling in June 2013 that stuck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8,” the paper reported.

“We're not going away,” Brown said.

“We've been hearing about our demise for the last 15 years. It hasn't happened, and it's not going to happen, even if the [US Supreme] Court is to do the unthinkable in an attempt to redefine marriage and the law,” he said.

Brown insisted that “it's not bigotry to stand for marriage.”