A county clerk in Kentucky who is continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples says she’s doing so “under God’s authority.”

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis emerged from her office Tuesday morning after some couples were denied the licenses. She asked David Moore and David Ermold, who’ve been rejected four times, to leave. They refused, surrounded by reporters and cameras.

Ermold said: “We’re not leaving until we have a license.”

Davis responded: “Then you’re going to have a long day.”

Davis’ supporters whooped from the back of the room: “Praise the Lord” and “stand your ground.”

Others shouted that Davis is a bigot and told her: “Do your job.”