The evolving public opinion about same-sex marriage: a society question for the courts

The evolution of the social acceptance of same-sex couples has inevitably had an impact on the approaches of constitutional and supreme courts about same-sex marriage. In different models of constitutionalism, courts had either embraced those evolutions of society and used it to authorise same-sex marriage in the name of anti-discrimination (US, Brazil) or deferred to the legislator as the only authority capable of interpret the changes in society and transform it into law (France, Italy).