Gay Marriage and African Americans, Part 1 The Tavis Smiley Show kicks off a three-part series on gay marriage and the African-American community. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts legislature votes on an amendment to ban same-sex marriages in that state. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to civil rights activist Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy about the issues that inevitably arise when constitutional amendments are at stake. Also weighing in is New York Daily News editor Jonathan Capehart.