Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday that his state will comply with the Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage.

During an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, Jindal said that his administration was waiting for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans to overturn a lower court's ruling upholding Louisiana's ban.

“We don't have a choice. Our agencies will comply with the court order,” said Jindal, a candidate for the White House.

Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell on Friday denounced the ruling, calling it “yet another example of … federal government intrusion into what should be a state issue,” and said that he found nothing in the court's order that made it a legal requirement for officials to implement it immediately.

“I think it is wrong for the federal government to force Christian individuals, businesses, pastors, churches, to participate in wedding ceremonies that violate our sincerely held religious beliefs,” Jindal said.

Host Chuck Todd noted that former President Harry Truman's opposition to interracial marriage was based on his faith.

“So, are you comfortable using religion as a way to defend your position on marriage?” Todd asked.

“Chuck I am. I think it's offensive to Evangelical Christians, to Catholics that are trying to follow their church's teachings and millions of other Americans who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he answered. “I think it's just offensive to equate the two.”