The Tennessee House will not take a final vote on a proposed bill which would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade.

The measure – dubbed the 'Don't Say Gay' Bill – will likely die with the Legislature's adjournment, the News Sentinel reported.

The bill's chief sponsor in the House, Republican Rep. Joey Hensley, said he pulled the measure after officials of the Department of Eduction and the state Board of Education pledged to inform all state schools that “they cannot teach this subject in grades kindergarten through eight.”

“With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn't want to vote on it, I've simply decided not to bring it up,” said Hensley.

The controversial bill cleared a House panel earlier this year and the Senate approved it last year. Republican state Senator Stacey Campfield first introduced the legislation seven years ago in the House.

The move comes after Governor Bill Haslam reiterated his opposition to the measure.

“It's not something that I think is particularly helpful or needed right now,” Haslam said last month. “I think the state already has rules in place about what can be taught.”

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