Juventus ace Marchisio: Italian football can do more for gay community

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio feels Italian football should do more for the gay community. In contrast to many of his Italy teammates, Marchisio is in support of gay marriage.

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio feels Italian football should do more for the gay community.

In contrast to many of his Italy teammates, Marchisio is in support of gay marriage.

“Personally, I agree on same-sex marriages,” the Juve midfielder tells this month’s male Italian edition of Vogue magazine.

“In our particular environment, in fact, the topic is a bit rigid. If someone comes out at their workplace [somewhere else], fortunately it is no longer a sensation.

“When doing so at a football training camp, however, the same scene cannot be imagined. It is not fair.

“I find that instinctively the more traditional figures are those of a man and woman [as parents]. I try to think that children need balance, but it’s a complicated issue.

“It cannot be argued that a heterosexual couple can necessarily be able to provide more love to a child.”

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