Sochi Olympics

Speedskater Jordan Malone waves the Texas flag in Sochi. (Via Instagram) Four Texans represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , but only one athlete came back with a medal. Denton native Jordan Malone clinched the silver in the speed skating 5,000-meter relay along with teammates, J.R. Celski, Chris Creveling and Eduardo Alvarez on Friday. The team finished behind Russia.

flickr.com/mr_t_in_dc

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi get underway, Texas-based AT&T became the first major sponsor to join a chorus of opposition to Russia's ban on so-called "homosexual propaganda." In another sign of protest, the Obama administration has sent three openly gay athletes as representatives to Sochi . But American critics of the policy may want to look at what's on the books closer to home, notes Yale Law School professor Ian Ayres . In a commentary for KUT's upcoming daily news magazine Texas Standard, Ayres highlights so-called "no promo homo" rules codified across the U.S. – including Texas.