Fort Worth Rep. Lon Burnam said Thursday he filed the measure as a Valentine’s Day gift to all Texans. If passed, the bill would legalize same-sex marriage once Texas voters remove the constitutional prohibition against it. Texas voters imposed the ban in 2005.
Democrats have already filed three joint resolutions calling for a new statewide vote on gay marriage.
The bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Legislature, but Democrats want to vote on them anyway.
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