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Texas Legislature 2023

Debate over Texas drag shows intensifies

A lawmaker is accused of hypocrisy after it emerges that he once wore a dress. He says it wasn’t sexual.

State Rep. Nate Schatzline, R-HD93, gives a speech in recommendation of state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington for Speaker of the House on the opening day of the 88th Legislative Session at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 10, 2023. Tinderholt was defeated 145-3 to elect state Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, as Speaker of the House.

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