Kim Davis' lawyer is campaigning for her to be named TIME's Person of the Year.

Davis is the Kentucky county clerk who fought to keep her office from issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples on the grounds that it would violate her conscience. Her public fight made her a Christian celebrity.

The Christian conservative group Liberty Counsel represented Davis in her unsuccessful attempt to ignore the Supreme Court's June finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.

In an email to supporters urging them to vote for Davis as TIME's Person of the Year, Liberty Counsel chairman Mathew Staver likened Davis to Christian leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Kim Davis became the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex 'marriage,'” Staver wrote.

“She joins a long list of people who were imprisoned for their conscience. People who today we admire like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Jan Huss, John Bunyan, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and others like them.”

Staver added that Davis should be named TIME's Person of the Year because she “inspired a nation and the world to fight for religious liberty when she chose a prison cell rather than sacrificing her conscience.”