A Texas state representative on Monday introduced a bill which seeks to legalize gay marriage in the Lone Star state.

Lon Burnam, a Democrat from Fort Worth, cited last week's Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in announcing the move.

The Supreme Court found that “the federal government acted to 'impose a disadvantage, a separate status, and so a stigma upon all who enter into same-sex marriages,'” Burnam said in a statement. “I can assure you the Texas Legislature did the same. As such, it is time to renounce our homophobic state laws and usher in marriage equality in Texas.”

According to The Horn, Burnam filed an identical bill which did not receive a hearing during the regular session

“It is the shame of our state that we continually have to wait for a federal judge to make us do the right thing,” he added. “It happened with segregated schools, segregated parks and segregated housing. Let's not let it happen with segregated marriage rights.”

Republicans control all three branches of government in Texas.