The Texas gay couple who on Monday sued a county clerk for refusing to issue them a marriage license received their license just hours after filing their lawsuit.

Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton were repeatedly refused a marriage license by Hood County Clerk Katie Lang.

In a written statement, Lang said that her religious faith compels her “to personally refrain from issuing same-sex marriage licenses” but that other staffers will issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in accordance with the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage.

Lang's office, however, claimed it did not have the appropriate forms to issue a marriage license to a gay couple.

Cato and Stapleton said that their lawsuit would continue until Lang's office agrees to issue marriage licenses to “all couples, gay and straight, without delay.” The men also want the county to pay their legal fees, Bloomberg reported.

Issuance of a marriage license to a gay couple just hours after the lawsuit was filed “proves that County Clerk Lang easily could have complied with the law without waiting for 10 days,” the couple's lawyer said.