Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office has announced that Indiana will not recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed last month in the state.

On June 25, U.S. District Judge Richard Young struck down Indiana's marriage ban, which led to a rush of gay couples to marry at county clerks offices. The weddings came to a halt on June 27, when an appeals court stayed Young's ruling pending an appeal.

Mark G. Ahearn, chief counsel, outlined the administration's position in a memo dated July 7 to all executive branches.

“To ensure that the state respects the rule of law, executive branch agencies are instructed to comply with the 7th Circuit Order issued on June 27, 2014, which stays the U.S. District Court Order issued on June 25, 2014,” the memo reads. “Accordingly, Indiana's [marriage ban] is in full force and effect and executive branch agencies are to execute their functions as though the U.S. District Court Order of June 25, 2014 had not been issued.”

John Zody, the chair of Indiana's Democratic Party, criticized the move.

“Governor Pence is embarrassing our state by ignoring these families, creating an unwelcome environment for those who want to call Indiana home,” he said in a statement. “No Hoosier should be treated as a second-class citizen.”

Ahearn added that the state will recognize the marriage of a terminally ill lesbian, as ordered by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

(Related: Appeals court orders Indiana to recognize marriage of terminally ill lesbian.)