The Tennessee Senate on Wednesday put off for the fourth time a scheduled vote on state Senator Stacey Campfield's “Don't Say Gay” bill.

Campfield's attempt to promote his bill on national media outlets, including CNN, could have backfired on the Senator.

The measure appeared headed for an easy win in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but the increased scrutiny has sparked nationwide interest in the measure that seeks to outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade.

On Tuesday, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart poked fun at the bill's premise.

Earlier in the week, gay rights group FCKH8 released a video ad titled The 'Teachers Can't Talk About Homos' Law, in which a train of kids asks: “Why the fuck does the state of Tennessee keep working to pass a law – a law – making it a crime – crime! – for teachers to even mention the word gay!” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Evidence that the FCKH8 campaign was reaching teens was on display Wednesday when about three dozen students from local high schools appeared at the Statehouse to protest the bill. Many of them wearing FCKH8 t-shirts.