Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, a Republican, plans to introduce legislation that would ban gay troops from serving openly in the state's National Guard, The Washington Times reported.

Reacting to Congress' decision over the weekend to repeal the Pentagon's gay ban, known as “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Marshall said his bill would bar “active homosexuals” from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

“With the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' President Obama seeks to pay back his homosexual political supporters,” Marshall said in a statement. “This policy will weaken military recruitment and retention, and will increase pressure for a military draft.”

Marshall insisted the Constitution grants states the authority to control the National Guard.

“The Constitution never would have been ratified if states were not [guaranteed] unqualified control of the militia, now called the National Guard,” he said.

Marshall is considering a 2012 bid to unseat U.S. Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat who voted for repeal on Saturday.

Giving an example of General George Washington discharging a gay soldier who lied under oath, Marshall argued that “the practice of barring homosexual participation in the armed forces dates back to the American Revolution.”

The idea, however, has already met with resistance from Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who said through a spokesman that “it is critically important that there be one set of rules for all our men and women in the military.”