The Rev. Jack Williams on Monday led two others in protest against a federal ruling striking down Mississippi's ban on gay marriage.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down the ban, saying that the 2004 amendment to the Mississippi Constitution violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Reeve's temporary stay is set to expire on December 9.

Mississippi officials have asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to block Reeve's ruling from taking effect as an appeal is pursued. Most court watchers believe the court, which is considering similar challenges from Texas and Louisiana, will grant the request.

Outside the federal courthouse in downtown Jackson, Williams and two women held up handmade signs declaring “No Same sex marriage. We will obey God.”

“On our currency, we have 'In God We Trust,'” Williams told The Clarion-Ledger. “In the pledge of allegiance, we have God's name diagrammed there. But now I'm wondering, what god are they talking about if they allow this to take place? If you allow this [ruling] to take place, you're falsifying the currency and the pledge of allegiance.”