A state lawmaker Tuesday called for a Baltimore judge to be impeached for a ruling in favor of gay couples.

"The public trust has been violated," said Republican Delegate Don Dwyer. "It is our duty, our obligation and our responsibility to hold the court accountable."

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdock ruled last month that a law banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, although she stayed the decision while an appeals court considers the case.

Dwyer's impeachment resolution was sent to committee with no debate. Dwyer previously sponsored a failed proposal to change the state constitution to ban gay marriage.

The legislature hasn't impeached a judge in more than 100 years.