Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has said the war against gay marriage can never be over.

Speaking at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. over the weekend, the founder of the organization that has become the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality, told attendees that gay marriage backers had yet to win a single victory.

Quoting NOM President Brian Brown, Gallagher said: “Before they declare their ultimate victory, their inevitable victory, shouldn't they win their first victory at the ballot box.”

Gallagher was referring to upcoming referendums on whether to constitutionally ban gay marriage in North Carolina and Minnesota. She predicted voters in both states would approve the amendments and that lawmakers in New Hampshire would move against the state's gay marriage law.

Gallagher, who in four years has become the most recognizable face in the movement against marriage equality, was warmly welcomed by the socially conservative crowd, who cheered when she told them the war against gay marriage can never be over.

“A culture war is like any other war in this one way. What's the definition of victory? Not when one side is annihilated, but when it gives up its wish to fight. That's when a war is over. And that's why this war can never be over.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)