Italian premier Mario Monti
Italian Premier Cagey on Marriage Equality

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on January 06 2013 8:04 PM ET

Marriage equality is the domain of the parliament, Italian premier Mario Monti told a television network on Sunday.

Monti tread carefully on the issue during his interview, passing the ball to the parliament. Monti is under considerable pressure, as Italy's leadership works closely with the antigay Vatican.

Monti is seeking reelection and didn't dare share his personal feelings on same-sex marriage. Read more here.