Barronelle Stutzman, the Richland, Washington florist who faces two lawsuits over her refusal to supply flowers for a gay wedding, has filed a lawsuit against the state.

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed the lawsuit Thursday in Benton County Superior Court on behalf of Stutzman.

Stutzman's lawyers argue that the state is violating her religious beliefs.

Last month, State Attorney Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlene's Flowers & Gifts and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a separate lawsuit on behalf of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, the gay couple who were denied service.

Stutzman explained in March that providing the service would be a violation of her faith.

Ingersoll “said he decided to get married, and before he got through I grabbed his hand and said, 'I am sorry. I can't do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ,'” Stutzman told CBS affiliate KEPR.

“We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed that was the end of the story,” she added.

Dale Schowengerdt, senior legal counsel with the ADF, said Stutzman had a right to refuse service based on her religious convictions.

“In America, the government is supposed to protect freedom, not use its intolerance for certain viewpoints to intimidate citizens into acting contrary to their faith convictions,” he said. “Family business owners are constitutionally guaranteed the freedom to live and work according to their beliefs.”

The state's lawsuit seeks fines against the business, while the ACLU suit seeks damages on behalf of the plaintiffs, Ingersoll and Freed.