Clayton, Mo (KSDK) -- Members of Clayton High School's Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a rally against the so-called Don't Say Gay bill.
More than 50 people attended the rally outside the high school. Students, Missouri Representative Stacey Newman and A.J. Bockelman, Executive Director of PROMO (Promoting Equality for all Missourians) spoke at the event, calling the proposed bill "wrong."
On the official website for the Missouri House of Representatives, the introduction of House Bill 2051 reads: "This bill prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation in public school instruction, material, or extracurricular activity except in scientific instruction on human reproduction."
The bill is currently being debated in a committee in Jefferson City.
Since it was introduced, it has had its detractors and supporters.
House of Representatives Republican Zachary Wyatt of Northeast Missouri recently told the public for the first time he is gay, and spoke against the bill.
"I am not the first or last Republican to come out," said Rep. Wyatt. "I have just gotten tired of the bigotry on both sides of the isle on gay issues."
Representative Steve Cookson, a republican from Southeast Missouri, is sponsoring the bill.
The bill appears unlikely to pass before the session ends, but has generated attention. Comedian Stephen Colbert mocked the Missouri proposal on his television show.