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Massachusetts Debates Gay Marriage

Massachusetts lawmakers consider amending the state constitution to ban gay marriage. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that the current constitution allows gays to marry. Legislators are considering a compromise that would ban marriage but allow civil unions. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Tovia Smith.

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Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR National Correspondent based in Boston, who's spent more than three decades covering news around New England and beyond.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.