Mass. Debates Gay Marriage Ban Massachusetts lawmakers discuss for a second day the wording of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage but legalize civil unions. The floor debate has been marked by passionate and emotional speeches. Outside the chamber where the special legislative session is being held, supporters of both sides of the debate have gathered to chant and protest. Hear NPR's Tovia Smith.
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Mass. Legislators Debate Gay Marriage, Union

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Mass. Legislators Debate Gay Marriage, Union

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Massachusetts lawmakers discuss for a second day the wording of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage but legalize civil unions. The floor debate has been marked by passionate and emotional speeches. Outside the chamber where the special legislative session is being held, supporters of both sides of the debate have gathered to chant and protest. Hear NPR's Tovia Smith.