A North Carolina county on Monday approved a resolution criticizing the recent federal ruling that legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples in the state.

Gay couples began exchanging vows last week after a federal lawsuit filed by a church toppled the state's ban.

(Related: United Church of Christ Cheers ruling striking down North Carolina's gay marriage ban.)

The measure approved by the Columbus County Board of Commissioners states members “strongly request that this ruling be reviewed and reconsidered to protect the foundation that America was established on.”

Approval was nearly unanimous, with Commissioner Amon McKenzie casting the sole no vote, though he told Fox 6 that he does not support marriage equality.

The measure was sponsored by Commissioner Ricky Bullard of Cerro Gordo, who is seeking re-election.

“I hope it can be stopped to where it doesn't continue,” he told the station. “It's an embarrassment.”

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger continue to defend the ban in a separate case. Representative Ken Waddell, who attended the meeting, said he would personally deliver the resolution to Governor Pat McCrory, Tillis and Berger.