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.”