A Tennessee House committee is expected on Wednesday to consider state Senator Stacey Campfield's “Don't Say Gay” bill, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

The House Education Subcommittee is expected to consider the proposed legislation during its afternoon meeting.

The proposed legislation would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade.

A last-minute amendment offered last year by Republican Senator Kerry Roberts helped the bill clear the Senate with a 20-10 vote.

The amendment strikes out language that limited the discussion of sexual orientation to heterosexuality before the ninth grade, replacing it with language that limits the discussion to “natural human reproduction science.”

Campfield said the new language achieved the same objective.

“There's more than one way to skin a cat,” he said. “This skins the cat, but doesn't scare them [legislators] so much.”

Campfield said “natural reproduction” would stamp out discussions of homosexuality since gay people cannot reproduce.

The House postponed debate on the measure during last year's legislative session.

The bill also has a new sponsor in the House. Rep. Bill Dunn said Tuesday he had handed over the bill to Rep. Joey Hensley for “strategic reasons.”

Campfield's bill has been widely parodied in the media. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, the gay rights group FCKH8 and Star Trek alum George Takei have taken swipes at Campfield's proposal.