On September 1st, Texas passed 666 laws that went into effect that has garnered conversation all over the country.
Aside from the abortion bill, the most talked about bill is SB4, which will require all new financial contracts between professional sports teams and government agencies to include a “written verification” promising to play the national anthem at the teams’ home stadiums.
If those terms are violated, their contracts with the government will go into default, possibly leading to financial penalties.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban admitted his team didn’t play the national anthem for the first 13 games of this season. Cuban said he was prompted to stop playing the song by some community members’ concerns that “the national anthem did not fully represent them.”