Citing a lack of support, a Louisiana lawmaker on Tuesday pulled a proposed bill which sought to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Rep. Karen St. Germain, a Democrat, told the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee that she was pulling her bill from consideration.

“I have sadness, disappointment that we have let it get this far, where there are still some issues about people's right to work,” St. Germain said. “I will be back with this bill next year.”

Business organizations and conservative groups opposed the bill.

Gene Mills, president of the Christian Louisiana Family Forum, told The Times-Picayune that his group opposed the bill based on moral grounds.

“I think it was about homosexual affirmation,” he said.

St. Germain pulled the measure after supporters had testified before the committee. Opponents did not get a chance to speak on the bill.