After weeks of delay, the Tennessee Senate on Friday approved state Senator Stacey Campfield's “Don't Say Gay” bill, the AP reported.

Senators approved the bill with a 20-10 vote after agreeing to an amendment offered by Republican Senator Kerry Roberts, and endorsed by Campfield.

The amendment strikes out language that limited the discussion of sexual orientation to heterosexuality before the ninth grade, replacing it with language that limits the discussion to “natural human reproduction science.”

Campfield said the new language achieved the same objective.

“There's more than one way to skin a cat,” he said. “This skins the cat, but doesn't scare them [legislators] so much.”

Campfield said “natural reproduction” would stamp out discussions of homosexuality since gay people cannot reproduce.

The bill, however, will have to wait at least until next year to become law. The House has postponed debate on the measure until then.

Campfield's bill has been widely parodied in the media. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, the gay rights group FCKH8 and Star Trek alum George Takei have taken swipes at Campfield's proposal.