Democrats accuse Republicans of using the gay marriage debate as a political tool. Republicans say this debate cannot wait.
Click one of the "Listen" links to hear a conversation on the politics and constitutionality of defining marriage through the U.S. Constitution.
Gail Chaddock, Congressional reporter, The Christian Science Monitor
Andrew Kohut, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Nathaniel Persily, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
John Harwood, National Political Editor, Wall Street Journal.
This program aired on July 12, 2004.