Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Thursday declared that the tide has turned on marriage in favor of marriage equality foes.

Brown was referring to a Supreme Court decision granting a stay in a federal appeals court's ruling striking down Virginia's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional and a recent state ruling in Tennessee upholding that state's marriage ban.

“After winning many lawsuits in lower federal courts presided over by hand-picked, liberal, activist judges, the momentum behind the marriage redefinition agenda is waning,” Brown declared. “Remember, in addition to the Supreme Court's intervention in Utah and Virginia, federal judges in states like Wisconsin are taking notice and issuing stays on their own decisions to allow the legal process to play out. Much, much more importantly, we recently won a case at the lower level in Tennessee! You might not know about it because the media is doing everything it can to ignore the facts.”

“The rush to judgment declaring marriage to be unconstitutional is not only premature – it's flat out wrong!” he added before asking for a contribution.

Brown's timing, however, could have been better.

On the same day that he declared momentum for his side, a federal judge struck down Florida's marriage ban.

(Related: Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban.)