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Efforts Against Gay Marriage Intensify

Massachusetts lawmakers begin debate on a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to heterosexuals, following a ruling by the state's highest court giving same-sex couples the right to wed. In 12 other states, conservatives worried by the Massachusetts ruling are pushing for similar constitutional bans on gay marriage. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR National Correspondent based in Boston, who's spent more than three decades covering news around New England and beyond.