Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, calls the House of Representatives to order in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. State lawmakers begin a special legislative session Republican Gov. Greg Abbott felt compelled to call in order to tackle conservative priorities that stalled previously, chief among them a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, calls the House of Representatives to order in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. State lawmakers begin a special legislative session Republican Gov. Greg Abbott felt compelled to call in order to tackle conservative priorities that stalled previously, chief among them a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. Eric Gay AP
Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, calls the House of Representatives to order in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. State lawmakers begin a special legislative session Republican Gov. Greg Abbott felt compelled to call in order to tackle conservative priorities that stalled previously, chief among them a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. Eric Gay AP

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