Italian Premier Mario Monti has publicly positioned not to engage in the marriage equality fight in Italy should he win re-election.
Monti told Sky TG24 TV on Sunday that marriage rights should be decided by Parliament and that there were more pressing issues he needed to deal with surrounding economic reform. Italy is currently in the midst of a recession.
The Vatican is staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage. They are in support of Monti’s re-election campaign.
Same-sex marriage is currently prohibited in Italy.