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Analysis: Prohibiting Gay Marriage

NPR's Melissa Block talks with A.E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia law professor, about the constitutional amendment process and the historical precedence of prohibitory amendments like the Federal Marriage Amendment.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.