Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday announced that state agencies may not recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

Citing the Supreme Court case declaring that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry in the United States, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a lower court's order upholding Louisiana's ban on gay marriage.

(Related: Citing Supreme Court ruling, Fifth Circuit strikes down Louisiana's gay marriage ban.)

Jindal, a candidate for the White House, had previously said that he was waiting for the Fifth Circuit's ruling before moving forward with recognition in Louisiana.

Mike Reed, Jindal's spokesman in the governor's office, said Wednesday after the ruling that Louisiana would wait until the district court reverses its ruling.

“Our agencies will follow the Louisiana Constitution until the District Court orders us otherwise,” Reed said.

LGBT rights group Equality Louisiana criticized the move.

“Same-sex couples have waited long enough. It is time for all of our state officials and agencies to comply with the Supreme Court ruling,” Equality Louisiana President Baylor Boyd said in a written statement. “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

According to The Times-Picayune, Orleans Parish, which is under the control of Jindal, has yet to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, though licenses have been issued in every other parish.