An Ohio church on Sunday held an interfaith service in support of gay marriage.

The worship service, which included faith leaders of various religious denominations, was sponsored by and held at the Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati.

Attendees of “Dwelling Together in Unity” prayed “that God's call for justice and equality be known by all,” officials said in a press release.

The service comes as supporters prepare for an August 6 hearing before the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court will hear back-to-back appeals in cases challenging marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland on Tuesday will headline a Cincinnati rally in support of marriage equality.

(Related: Opponents call for 4 days of prayer to ask 6th Circuit to uphold marriage bans in 4 states.)