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Texas Legislature 2021

Senate Democrats support conservative-backed Texas bill requiring pro-sports teams with state contracts to play national anthem

10 of the 13 Texas Senate Democrats voted in favor of the "Star Spangled Banner Protection Act," which Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick named a legislative priority after the Dallas Mavericks stopped playing the national anthem before games.

Fans stand during the playing of the National Anthem before the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks at the American Airlines Center on Feb 10, 2021, in Dallas.

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