Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Friday filed an appeal that asks for another delay in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, served five days in jail last week for refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay couples would violate her conscience.

In her filing to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Davis argues that since her deputies issued marriage licenses to all the plaintiff couples in a same-sex relationship during her absence, her office should not be required to issue any additional licenses.

U.S. District court Judge David Bunning's order applies to all couples, not only plaintiffs. But lawyers with the Christian conservative Liberty Counsel who are representing Davis argue that Bunning improperly issued his order.

The appeals court last month dismissed Davis' main argument that her religious objection to same-sex marriage should exempt her from issuing such licenses.