Two Democratic Texas state representatives have filed proposed constitutional amendments seeking to repeal the state's gay marriage ban.

Representatives Rafael Anchia of Dallas and Garnet Coleman of Houston would like to see reversed the state's 2005 voter-approved amendment, which declares heterosexual marriage the only union recognized by the state.

“Two-thirds of Texas' voters now believe the state should allow some form of legal recognition for committed same-gender couples,” Coleman told the Dallas News.

“It is time we revisit this issue; it is time we treat all Texans with dignity and respect,” Anchia said.

The proposals, which would require two-thirds approval, appear likely to go nowhere in the Republican-dominated House and Senate.

Polling indicates that only 25 percent of Texans believe the relationships of gay and lesbian couples should not be given any recognition.

Other states considering repeal include Ohio, Colorado and Michigan.