House Downs Gay-Marriage Ban The House of Representatives votes not to add a ban on gay marriage to the Constitution. After a lively debate, 158 Democrats, 27 Republicans and one independent voted against advancing the issue in the Republican-controlled House. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

House Votes Down Gay-Marriage Ban

The House of Representatives votes not to add a ban on gay marriage to the Constitution. After a lively debate, 158 Democrats, 27 Republicans and one independent voted against advancing the issue in the Republican-controlled House. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

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