More than 3,500 people have signed a petition asking Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to drop his appeals in a federal judge's rulings striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

Freedom to Marry said Friday that it would deliver the petitions on Sunday, a day before the rulings are set to take effect unless the Supreme Court intervenes.

U.S. District Judge Callie “Ginny” Granade declared the state's ban unconstitutional in two similar cases. Strange has asked the Supreme Court to stay the orders as the state pursues appeals.

“Fair-minded Alabamians know that it's time for their state to stand on the right side of history: That's why thousands are joining Equality Alabama and Freedom to Marry to call on AG Strange to drop his defense of the state's marriage ban,” the petition reads. “It's time for AG Strange to stop defending discrimination in Alabama.”

(Related: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley asks Supreme Court to stay gay marriage rulings.)