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The Politics of Gay Marriage

Political consultants and pollsters believe that gay weddings in Massachusetts will influence the decisions of hundreds of thousands of Americans in their choice for president this fall. That is despite statements from both President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry opposing homosexual marriage. With voters slated to pass judgment on effective gay marriage bans in 14 states, which side wins with an energized electorate? NPR's Tavis Smiley hears from a gay activist and a conservative political scholar.

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