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The Gay Marriage Debate

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The Gay Marriage Debate

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The Gay Marriage Debate

The Gay Marriage Debate

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This week, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney begged the Senate Judiciary Committee to take up a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions. Law professor Nancy Polikoff argues that such an amendment is unnecessary and that America should take a hard look at marriage itself. She believes marriage is a bright, divisive line restricting many people — not just gays — from an entire set of rights and privileges. Hear Polikoff and NPR's Scott Simon.