Roughly 300 people gathered Saturday to rally against marriage equality, including members of a group of white supremacists.

Gay and lesbian couples began marrying in the state on Monday, February 9 after a federal judge ruled the state's ban unconstitutional in two similar cases. Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore attempted to block gay couples from marrying by ordering state probate judges to ignore the rulings. A majority of judges followed Moore's directions initially, but most have since reversed course.

(Related: Roy Moore says he won't follow a Supreme Court order invalidating state gay marriage bans.)

The rally, held on the steps of the State Capitol, was hosted by Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, which held a similar rally on February 7.

According to, the group expressed support for Moore.

“Several [judges] have refused [to issue licenses to gay couples], and we applaud their resolve,” the group said in a release. “Some of our leaders have cowered and others have stood firm.”

Some demonstrators held signs handed out by the League of the South, which is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a “neo-Confederate group that advocates for a second Southern secession and a society dominated by 'European Americans.'”