Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield has denied assertions by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam that Campfield's 'Don't Say Gay' bill is dead.

The bill stalled out in the House after passage in the Senate earlier this year.

The proposed legislation would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade.

In an interview with Nashville alternative The City Paper, Haslam said the bill was doomed.

“The 'Don't Say Gay' bill didn't pass and probably is never going to pass,” Haslam said, and later added: “'Don't Say Gay' is real sexy and yada yada yada. It's not going anywhere.”

“I disagree with the governor saying that it is not going to pass,” Campfield told Knoxville CW affiliate WATE. “Families across the state believe this is something that should be discussed with young children in the home, not with some radical in the classroom.”

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.