All but 4 Texans signed the bill. Laws are, or should be, reflections of the will of the constituency. And in this particular case, all but 4 of 181 legislators voted for HB 1403 in 2001. If you’re a proponent of states rights then you have to respect the laws of other states even when you vehemently disagree with them.
What part of “illegal” don’t you Perrywinkles understand?