Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield has reintroduced a bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual minorities in public schools.

Campfield first introduced his so-called “don't say gay” bill while serving in the House.

Fellow Republican Bill Dunn will sponsor the measure in the House.

The bill seeks to limit sexual discussions in elementary and middle schools to heterosexuality.

Supporters say the bill is about promoting age appropriate curriculum.

“If we're talking about homosexuality, we are talking about specific acts that are going to be unhealthy for anybody to engage in outside of marriage,” Matthew Parsons, founder of the socially conservative group Something Better, told the local CBS affiliate.

In 2008, the 42-year-old unmarried Campfield made clear his motivations: “We're not going to teach about homosexuality, the homosexual lifestyle, the lesbian lifestyle, the transgender lifestyle.”

Ben Byers of the Tennessee Equality Project opposes the measure because “It limits what teachers and students are able to discuss in the classroom.”

“It means they can't talk about gay issues or sexuality even with students who may be gay or have [a] gay family,” he said.

Campfield has previously introduced controversial legislation, including a bill to issue death certificates for aborted fetuses.

Representative Dunn is a member of the Education Committee his bill has been assigned to. Republicans control both chambers of Tennessee General Assembly.