The fifth piece of legislation filed in two weeks regarding same-sex marriage was introduced Valentine s Day in the Texas House.
"There has been a growing feeling that we need to correct the wrong," said. Rep. Burnam.
Burnam said he voted against the bill in 2003 and filed the bill Allow everyone the freedom and opportunity to get married.
Rep. Burnam said that Texas has historically been slow to embrace basic civil rights issues.
"This is an early step in the long march to freedom," Rep. Burnam said.
Previously, Rep. Coleman introduced resolutions in both 2009 and 2011 aimed at repealing the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage which did not pass.
Currently, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusets, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, Vermont and the District of Columbia all allow same-sex couples to marry.