Hawaii's Congressional delegation on Friday called on state lawmakers to approve a stalled gay marriage bill.

Hawaii is one of four states which recognize gay and lesbian couples with civil unions. The other three are Illinois, New Jersey and Colorado. An effort to legalize marriage for gay couples in Hawaii stalled in February after the House Judiciary Committee failed to schedule a hearing on a proposed marriage bill.

In a statement released through Hawaii United for Marriage, U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and U.S. Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard called on state lawmakers to “get this done.”

“We're on the brink of getting marriage equality in Hawaii and same-sex couples shouldn't have to wait any longer for this fundamental civil right. Let's get this done,” Hirono said.

“Equality goes hand-in-hand with Hawaii's values and with what the majority of Americans hope to achieve,” Schatz said. “Our country took an important step towards achieving marriage equality, and now it's time for Hawaii to step up and allow same-sex couples to marry. I urge the Hawaii State Legislature to do what's right and make marriage equality a reality.”

“I encourage Governor [Neil] Abercrombie and our state legislators to prove their determination by swift, decisive action,” Hanabusa said.

Gabbard added: “As long as government is involved in the marriage business, it must treat all Americans as equal.”

As a result of a Supreme Court ruling in June, the federal government recognizes for the purpose of benefits gay couples in a marriage, but not those in a civil union.

(Related: Majority support for gay marriage in Hawaii.)