However, the text aimed to introduce as well in the Constitution for the first time ever the definition of marriage, which would be the sole "union between a man and a woman". Professional organizations of psychologists have concluded that children stand to benefit from the well-being that results when their parents' relationship is recognized and supported by society's institutions, e. Conscientious and nurturing adults, whether they are men or women, heterosexual or homosexual, can be excellent parents. United States. The politics of the issue have shifted very fast and gay marriage has widely become the status quo. The strategy also included high profile individuals who publicly disclosed that they are gay or lesbian. Public Opinion
Author and journalist Jonathan Rauch has argued that marriage is good for all men, whether homosexual or heterosexual, because engaging in its social roles reduces men's aggression and promiscuity.
On 31 Januarythe Italian Supreme Court of Cassation ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad can be fully recognized by court order, when at least one of the two spouses is a citizen of a European Union country where same-sex marriage is legal. Liptak, Adam. In FebruaryBermuda passed the Domestic Partnership Actrevoking same-sex marriage, which had been legalised by a May Supreme Court ruling.