Freshman New York state Senator David Storobin has introduced a bill which would repeal the state's one-year-old gay marriage law.

In a memo attached to the bill, Storobin wrote: “The government has thrust upon the people of this state a definition of marriage that violates their religious and personal moral beliefs.”

During a heated campaign to replace Carl Kruger, a closeted gay Democrat convicted on corruption charges, Storobin's opposition to marriage equality won him the endorsement of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage.

Storobin attacked his rival, Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler, for his support of gay marriage during the campaign. His position helped the Republican attorney turned politician win over a large Orthodox Jewish bloc in the district, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“The effort isn't likely to go very far,” the paper reported. “Storobin is the lone sponsor of the measure, and there's no companion bill in the Assembly, where same-sex marriage has more robust support.”