Two Pennsylvania lawmakers said Thursday that they are introducing a gay marriage bill in the House.

Democratic Reps. Brian Sims, one of two openly gay legislators in the General Assembly, and Steve McCarter spoke about their legislation, titled the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act (HB 1686), at a press conference at Love Park in Philadelphia's gay-friendly Center City neighborhood.

“The majority of Pennsylvanians now support marriage equality, and that support continues to grow,” Sims said. “Neighboring states, including New York, Maryland and Delaware, have all decided to be on the right side of history and have granted equal rights to their LGBT citizens. The time has come for Pennsylvania's Legislature to stand up and let our citizens know we see them as truly equal members of society and they have the right to choose whom they marry.”

The lawmakers said that 36 House members have signed on as co-sponsors.

A companion bill was introduced in the Senate in March by Senator Daylin Leach, a Democrat.

But with Republicans in control of both houses and a Republican governor publicly opposed to marriage equality, passage seems unlikely.