Several thousand people showed up Saturday to rally behind three Kentucky clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Kim Davis of Rowan County, Kay Schwartz of Whitley County and Casey Davis of Casey County are each defying the Supreme Court's June ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has called on the clerks to either issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples or quit.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the First Amendment Rally for County Clerks was held behind the Kentucky Capitol.

All three clerks spoke at the rally.

Kim Davis, who recently was ordered by a federal judge to begin issuing such licenses, told the crowd that she attended the rally to praise God and repeatedly shouted, “He is worthy.”

(Related: KY clerk says issuing marriage license to gay couple would cause “irreversible harm.”)

Casey Davis stood by the Rowan clerk, saying that they were “related through the blood of Jesus Christ.”