The WS discussion is showing how the freedoms we all take for take for granted in life doesn't works the same in the lodge. It looks to me that by being a MM in Texas I have given up my right to dress like and ride with friends and other MM of states where it is approved. Did southern state masonry put out an edict you could not sit in a lodge with union soldiers when the civil war started because they were waring blue and not gray? It is not the that edict that the GLoT put out in 2007 said Texas Freemasons could not belong to the WS but that it said could not associate with or sit in lodge with them even though the book of regular lodges says we could. It needs to be rewritten to just say the WS are not an appendant body in Texas.