The Hawaii state House Judiciary Committee has decided against hearing a gay marriage bill.

Thursday is the deadline for lawmakers to take action on the measure.

About 150 supporters gathered at the state Capitol on Monday to call on lawmakers to act before the deadline.

The committee chairman told reporters that there is insufficient support on the panel to advance the measure to the House, according to the Star Advertiser.

The decision could mean that the issue is dead for this legislative session.

Meanwhile, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry on Monday and called on lawmakers to approve marriage equality in the state.

“Hawaii has a long history of leadership in equal rights,” Caldwell said in a statement. “We have been a leader on rights for the LGBT community, enacting domestic partnerships then civil unions. Now it is time for us to cross the finish line and grant true equal rights with marriage equality.”

“I strongly support the constitutional right of every person to practice their own religious beliefs, and we should never infringe on that. No religious organization will be forced to conduct a ceremony that is against their teachings. However, committed LGBT couples also have a right to be treated equally under the law, to have their marriages recognized by the state and have equal rights to hospital visitation, work benefits, and tax equity that heterosexual couples enjoy.”