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Newly-Elected NOM-Backed NY Senator Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Repeal

New York Sen. David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) only has a couple of weeks in office before his district vanishes forever, but he's wasting no time obeying his NOM masters, who largely financed his campaign. It's a douchebag move, of course, the bill won't go anywhere.
Ten days after taking office, Storobin has proposed a bill that would repeal the one-year-old law allowing same-sex couples in New York to marry, one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s most important victories. “The government has thrust upon the people of this state a definition of marriage that violates their religious and personal moral beliefs,” Storobin argues in the memo attached to the bill. The effort isn’t likely to go very far. 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. An attorney from Russia, Storobin defeated Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler in a race so close it needed more than two months and a hand recount to settle. He assailed his rival for his support of gay marriage during the campaign, and the topic became an important wedge issue that helped the Republican make inroads among a large Orthodox Jewish bloc in the district.
NOM paid for Storobin's ads in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish press. The ads warned that voting against Storobin was a violation of Torah law.

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