Bill Armistead, chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, has blamed President Barack Obama for a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

U.S. District Judge Callie “Ginny” Granade released her ruling on Friday. On Sunday, she put it on hold for 14-days pending a response from an appeals court.

(Related: Judge temporarily sets aside ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban.)

“Tonight's news is a clear demonstration of how traditional values espoused by Alabamians have begun to erode even in our conservative state,” Armistead said in a statement. “The far left-wing radical agenda of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have brought to Alabama's front door their effort to redefine marriage. Alabamians spoke when they voted in 2006 by 81% to adopt the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, which makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions.”

“I urge the Attorney General's office to use every resource available to challenge, to the fullest extend, this ruling and stop the federal government's overreaching power in this case,” he added.

Granade was nominated in 2001 by President George W. Bush on the recommendations of Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions, a Republican, and Richard Shelby, who switched to the Republican Party in 1994. And she was confirmed by a Republican-controlled Senate.