Nearly a year after the successful passage of New York’s same-sex marriage law, Sen. David Storobin quietly introduced a bill that would repeal the measure.

The bill was introduced Thursday will little fanfare and does not have any sponsors or a same-as in the Assembly.

“The New York State Defense of Marriage Act” will acknowledge marriage as being the bedrock of our civil society and defined as being between one man and one woman,” the bill’s memo says. “The government has thrust upon the people of this state a definition of marriage that violates their religious and personal moral beliefs. This bill intends to reinstate the true definition of marriage by repealing the state’s definition of marriage as being between two persons and specifying that it be between one man and one woman.”

The newly minted Republican lawmaker from Brooklyn is running in the so-called “Super Jewish” Senate district, putting him on a collision course with Simcha Felder, a Democrat who has not pledged to support the current minority conference leadership.

Storobin was nearly on a collision course with Nachman Caller, who on Monday bowed out of the race and backed the new lawmaker who won an extremely close special election against Councilman Lew Fidler.

During the campaign, Storobin focused on Fidler’s position on social issues, particularly same-sex marriage, in a bid to win over conservative Orthodox Jewish voters in the district once represented by ex-Sen. Carl Kruger.

The bill introduced on Thursday can be seen as Storobin doubling down on his effort to keep those voters in the fold as he gears up for yet another election this fall against Felder.

Still, the measure could be problematic for the Republican conference, which has largely worked to put the same-sex marriage issue behind them and focus on economic policy.

As Liz reported this morning, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was actually booed by conservatives, in part for the perceived hesitance to take up social issues.

A reigniting of the same-sex marriage debate, even if this bill stands little to no chance of passage, could ultimately backfire on Republican efforts to keep control of the chamber.

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