Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), on Wednesday praised a federal judge's ruling upholding Louisiana's ban on gay marriage.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling is the first federal decision to uphold a state marriage ban since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year.

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“This is a great win for the cause of marriage,” Brown said in a blog post, “coming as it does on the heels of other pro-marriage court victories, that puts the lie to the claim that it is inevitable the U.S. Supreme Court will redefine marriage. To the contrary, we believe they will leave this issue with the states.”

Brown is most likely referring to dissents by two judges in two federal appeals courts. However, the courts' majorities struck down the bans. A state judge in Tennessee also recently upheld that state's ban.

“Here we see the house of cards collapsing that supported the myth that redefining marriage is inevitable,” Brown said.

“Judge Feldman has authored a powerful opinion that points the US Supreme Court in the direction of upholding state marriage laws and constitutional amendments,” Brown added. “He finds what should be obvious to everyone, that states have a legitimate concern in 'linking marriage to children with intact families.' It is perfectly appropriate for voters to determine if they wish to decide for themselves whether they wish to redefine this age-old institution that has served society so well. Overwhelmingly, voters have rejected redefining marriage, and we expect the US Supreme Court to do so as well.”