Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said Friday that gay and lesbian couples cannot marry in Alabama despite a Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage.

In comments to CNN, Moore called the ruling “even worse” than the court's decision to uphold racial segregation in 1857.

“I believe it's worse, because it affects our entire system of morality and family values,” he said.

Moore has worked to undermine a federal judge's ruling striking down Alabama's ban. He ordered probate judges to ignore the decision. When that began to fail, the Alabama Supreme Court stepped in, handing down its own contradictory ruling. A later federal ruling made it clear that state courts cannot overrule federal courts, but that decision was put on hold pending the Supreme Court's decision, which was handed down Friday.

(Related: Federal judge says ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban applies statewide.)

In an interview with the Montgomery Advertiser, Moore said that the state Supreme Court's injunction prohibiting the issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples remains in effect.

“There's no basis for such a right in our history or tradition. To find that it's a fundamental right under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment is absolutely preposterous, according to the dissent,” Moore said.

“Right now there's an injunction by the Alabama Supreme Court that forbids the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. That has not been overruled by the United States Supreme Court,” he added.

When the reporter informed Moore that gay couples were marrying in the state, Moore said that those licenses would be called into question.

In a Facebook post, Moore shared a statement from his wife, who heads the Foundation for Moral Law, stating that the fight will continue in Alabama.

“[T]he Foundation for Moral Law is blowing the whistle on the illegitimacy of today's decision,” said Kayla Moore. “Not only does the U.S. Supreme Court have no legal authority to redefine marriage, but also at least 2 members of the Court's majority opinion were under a legal duty to recuse and refrain from voting. Their failure to recuse calls into question the validity of this decision.”

“The Foundation is involved with a same-sex marriage case in the Middle District of Alabama, and that case will continue. There are issues in this case that the Supreme Court's decision didn't resolve,” she added.