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GOP Lawmakers Begin Push for Gay Marriage Ban

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House and Senate take up President Bush's challenge to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Majority Leader Bill Frist says the Senate could take up such a bill by summer. But many warn the process of ratifying a constitutional amendment is often lengthy. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.