Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has called on courts to uphold state marriage bans because gays are too small of a minority.

Social conservatives have latched on to a recent CDC survey showing that fewer than 3 percent of Americans self-identify as gay or lesbian.

Perkins is the latest to use those results to argue against gay rights.

In a press release issued in response to a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing to review challenges to marriage bans in four states, Perkins said “3% of the country shouldn't be redefining 100% of democracy.”

“Unfortunately, conservatives aren't just fighting the courts for their right to decide the issue – they're also fighting a massive PR push from deep-pocketed activists who are desperate to normalize same-sex 'marriage,'” Perkins wrote. “Their campaign is hitting a fever pitch in places like Missouri, where groups like Show Me Marriage are doing their best to bring voters' beliefs in line with the courts'. Despite what the media would have you believe, the public opinion battle has been a bigger one than the Left argued for – with most Americans' opinions barely budging on the institution these judges are so anxious to redefine. Rasmussen, Fox, and even Politico polling has shown opposition to same-sex 'marriage' holding steady, despite (or perhaps because of) the barrage from the courts. For liberals, their position is even tougher to defend after the government's new report that only 2.3% of the U.S. population is homosexual. I think we can all agree that 3% percent of the country shouldn't be redefining 100% of democracy. Let's hope the 6th Circuit Court agrees.”