Maggie Gallagher, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), said over the weekend she was confident a gay marriage law up for a vote in Maine would be repealed.

Speaking to The Washington Independent after introducing Carrie Prejean at the Value Voters Summit, the 3-day social conservative meet up sponsored by the anti-gay group Family Research Council (FRC), Gallagher said her group would prevail in Maine and that she loves the gay press.

“I love the gay press,” she said. “I really am impressed with gay journalists, as a group. I like reading the marriage issue in the gay press because they cover it as if what happens matters, whereas if you read The New York Times, it's always how this is going to affect who gets elected president.”

When asked about the upcoming November vote on gay marriage in Maine, Gallagher insisted NOM and its partner – the Catholic Diocese of Portland – would emerge victorious on the issue.

“I'm pretty confident that, as in California, we're going to win,” she said. “We're in much better shape in Maine that we were in California at a similar point. We were ten points down on September 1, 2008 and we won. I saw a poll yesterday that had us up two points in Maine.”

And she dismissed the ad in support of gay marriage produced by the gay rights group Equality Maine.

“I think that ad is not very effective,” she said. “I think that's a very soft-focus, nice, pleasant ad, but I don't think it changed any minds one way or another. If was them, I wouldn't be spending money there.”

NOM, of course, is the group behind a widely parodied gay marriage ad that was released in the spring titled Gathering Storm.