A bill which intended to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing was killed in the Louisiana Legislature on Monday.

The House Commerce Committee on Monday voted 12-3 against the measure which sough to make it illegal to discriminate when it comes to housing.

Proposed by Baton Rouge Representative Pat Smith,¬†sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, source of income, domestic abuse victim status and criminal conviction¬†would have been added to non-discrimination characteristics for property owners.

The measure was opposed by the Louisiana Family Forum which argued that only “morally neutral” characteristics should be added to the list.

Smith closed a hearing on the measure with a quote from the Pope about equal protection and fairness.