Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell introduced a bill today that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York, one day after advocates held a rally in Albany hoping to move the issue this year.

The bill and its supporting memorandum can be found here.

“It is with great pride that I am introducing the Marriage Equality Act. Since the Assembly last passed the bill in 2009, there has been an overwhelming groundswell of support for Marriage Equality across our state. Recent poll numbers have shown a strong majority of New Yorkers now stand firmly in support of Marriage Equality. However, nowhere was this powerful belief in equality more clear than at Monday’s ‘Equality and Justice Day’ rally in Albany, where citizens from across our state came together and demanded equality under law in one unified voice.

It’s unclear whether O’Donnell has the blessing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It was assumed that the governor himself would introduce the measure as a “program” bill.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, told us on Monday that the governor was yet to introduce the bill and that GOP lawmakers were yet to huddle on the issue.

O’Donnell, who is openly gay, sponsored the measure in the Democratic-led Assembly in 2009. That measure was approved in the Assembly, but it failed 38-24 in the then-Democratic Senate.