Another feather in the cap of what Harry S Truman would have called the Do-Nothing Legislature:
From Huffington Post:
"With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn't want to vote on it, I've decided simply not to bring it up," Republican sponsor state Rep. Joey Hensley said, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.Reportedly a renowned movie team was in negotiations to play the parts of Missouri legislators Steve Tilley and Tim Jones in the movie version of this year's legislative session, but producers were unable to find a suitable role for Curly.
The legislation, which had earlier been approved by a state House committee, was straightforward in its wording.
"[N]o public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality," it read.
Last year, a similar measure passed a state Senate vote, only to fail a final approval by the state House.
Missouri is also in the midst of fierce debate over broader "don't say gay" legislation that extends across public schools and into extracurricular activities.
While opposition to the measure appears to have coalesced, many of its supporters are high-profile state lawmakers.