Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has called on Alabama officials to ignore a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

On Monday, Alabama became the 37th state, plus the District of Columbia, where gay and lesbian couples can marry after the Supreme Court refused to delay implementation of two court rulings.

(Related: Alabama: 37th state where gay couples can marry.)

However, multiple probate judges are siding with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who on Sunday ordered them not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, arguing that federal district court rulings are not binding on state courts.

Brown targeted the Supreme Court, calling its action “reckless,” and lauded Moore.

“A majority of the Supreme Court has cast disrepute on the impartiality of the Court by refusing to follow previous protocol and issue a stay of a lower court ruling while it is being considered by the Court,” Brown said in a statement. “The issues in play are currently under review by the Supreme Court, and allowing a lower court ruling that overturns a state marriage amendment adopted by over 80% of voters is reckless and undermines the integrity of the Court.”

“We call on the people of Alabama to continue to enforce their state marriage laws. A single federal judge does not have the authority to overturn a state marriage amendment and the people of Alabama should refuse to go along with this order. We commend Alabama Supreme Court Justice Ray Moore for ordering state probate judges, who are responsible for issuing marriage licenses, to enforce state law limiting marriage to one man and one woman and to refuse to issue licenses that violate state law. These probate judges have sworn an oath to the people of Alabama and they must honor their oath to the people they serve,” he added.