BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana’s version of the Don’t Say Gay bill passed through the Senate on Monday, June 5.

The bill bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom and during extracurricular activities. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for concurrence and then, if passed, to the governor.

Political Reporter Shannon Heckt reported that the bill’s author, Rep. Dodie Horton, said the bill is in defense of kids to protect them from topics their families may disapprove of.

Twenty-nine members of the Senate voted yes, and nine members voted no. The Senate also passed a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors.