A county clerk in Arkansas has resigned rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Cleburne County Clerk Dana Guffey tendered her resignation on Monday, just days after the Supreme Court said that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry in all 50 states.

According to the AP, Guffey's office had yet to receive a request for a marriage license from a gay couple as of Monday afternoon.

“It is definitely a moral conviction for me,” Guffey said. “I didn't announce anything publicly or on social media or anything because I didn't want my decision to be seen as hateful. I know some people will look at it like that, but this wasn't easy. It wasn't a decision I made lightly. And I do not hate anybody.”

Guffey has held the elected office for more than 24 years.

“My office mates understand,” she added. “They're not judging me, the same as I'm not judging anyone else who issues the licenses. It's my conviction, though.”