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Mass. Moves Toward Gay Marriage Ban

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Mass. Moves Toward Gay Marriage Ban

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Mass. Moves Toward Gay Marriage Ban

Mass. Moves Toward Gay Marriage Ban

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Protestors on both sides of the gay marriage debate rally in the hallways of the Massachusetts statehouse, as state lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and establishing civil unions instead. Tovia Smith, NPR hide caption

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Massachusetts legislators approve a measure that would ban same-sex marriages but establish civil unions. The state constitutional amendment still needs approval from the 2005-2006 legislative session and from voters in 2006. The move comes as the state is under court order to allow gay marriages starting May 17. Hear NPR's Tovia Smith.