Republican Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said Tuesday that he was disappointed with an appeals court's decision not to extend a stay on two rulings striking down Alabama's ban on gay marriage.

Bentley had asked the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to delay implementation of the rulings until the Supreme Court ruled later this year in cases challenging bans in four states.

(Related: Appeals court refuses to delay Alabama gay marriage rulings.)

Attorney General Luther Strange has said that he will ask the Supreme Court to delay the start of marriage equality in Alabama, which is set to begin Monday.

“I am disappointed by the 11th Circuit's decision today,” Bentley said Tuesday. “The issue of same sex marriage is a complicated one that involves all levels of government. My request to the 11th Circuit was simply to ask that the stay be held until the Supreme Court can rule once and for all this year or pending the fully briefed 11th Circuit appeal of the issue. I support the Attorney General's decision to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the 11 Circuit's decision.”