This is indeed one instance wherein I fervently hope for the full impact of "When the U.S. sneezes, the whole world catches a cold."
"The union of a man and woman in marriage is the most enduring and important human institution. For ages, in every culture, human beings have understood that marriage is critical to the well-being of families. And because families pass along values and shape character, marriage is also critical to the health of society. Our policies should aim to strengthen families, not undermine them. And changing the definition of marriage would undermine the family structure."
Read the full text or watch the video of U.S. President George W. Bush's remarks regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment, given June 5, 2006, on the White House website