'Don't Say Gay' bill delayed in Tennessee House

photo Supporters and opponents of proposals to make illegal to teach elementary and middle school students about gay issues crowd a committee room in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. But the House Education Subcommittee adjoured before taking up the measures an overflow crowd had arrived to see. At left, checking phone, is Bobbie Patray, state president of the Eagle Forum and supporter of the bill sponsored by Rep. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenald. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE - Opponents of a measure that seeks to ban Tennessee public schools from teaching about gay issues said Wednesday they will continue to show up in large groups to protest the legislation.

The proposal, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, is sponsored by Rep.