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Royce West meets with LGBTQ leaders and issues an apology for anti-drag vote DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Texas state Sen.

Royce West After Dallas Voice printed a story in our April 14 issue about Sen. Royce West’s yes vote on an anti-drag bill, the senator met with a group of about 20 constituents for more than an hour on Saturday, April 15.

West then issued a statement apologizing for his vote. In that statement, West said he understands the issue better after meeting with LGBTQ community leaders and that he should have voted against SB 12.

For the record, the bill would have passed the Texas Senate without his vote. Much of the discussion with West centered on SB 12’s unintended consequences and the impact it could have.

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