The Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has filed a lawsuit against Governor Steve Beshear.

After the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans in all 50 states, Beshear, a Democrat opposed to marriage equality, ordered all of Kentucky's county clerks to comply with the high court's ruling. Kentucky was among the four states involved in the case.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis claims that Beshear's directive violates her “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Rather than serve gay couples, Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples, which resulted in a lawsuit filed by four couples, half of whom are gay, against Davis.

In her lawsuit, Davis says Beshear should be liable for the couples' claims against Davis and that the government should accommodate her faith.

Davis is represented by the Christian conservative Liberty Counsel, which is headed by Mat Staver.

(Related: Mat Staver wants “sanctuary cities” where gay marriage isn't recognized.)