An Oklahoma bill that sought to block local LGBT protections is effectively dead for this legislative session.

Republican Senator Joshua C. Brecheen's bill proposed banning municipalities and counties from enacting an ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation that conflicts with or is more stringent than a state statute.

According to The Gayly, Brecheen removed the bill from consideration.

“It was very clear that this committee was not going to allow this bill to pass,” said Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson. “And the author of the bill pulled it from consideration. So, it's not going to be heard before the legislation.”

If approved, the bill would have effectively stripped away protections in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman and other municipalities across the state prohibiting LGBT discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Oklahoma leads the nation with more than 25 bills targeting the LGBT community.