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Judith Zaffirini
What to watch: Gay marriage; execution drugmaker secrecy

Mere weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard unprecedented arguments about whether the Constitution protects gay couples' rights to marry, Texas Republicans are moving to shield the state from abiding by an eventual ruling that may not go their way. Two bills on the issue are scheduled for hot-button House votes Tuesday. The most-watched proposal would bar state, county and local officials from issuing or enforcing a same-sex marriage license, and prevent recognition of gay marriages performed in other states. Also up for debate and passage is a religious objections bill that could give Texas a taste of the uproar similar measures caused when legislatures approved them recently in...