Oprah Winfrey on Sunday suggested that maybe gay and lesbian couples can help make marriage better.

Gay marriage was the topic Sunday on Super Soul Sunday: The Bigger Picture, cabler OWN's roundtable panel hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

Panelists included the Rev. Ed Bacon, an episcopal priest from Los Angeles, Elizabeth Lesser, founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York and author of Broken Open, and Mark Nepo, a poet and philosopher.

“If [marriage equality] becomes a dominant force in the United States does that mean that the institution of marriage has to be reexamined?” Winfrey asked.

“It's going to be enriched,” Bacon answered. “I've never had a straight couple come to me and say, 'My marriage is in trouble because of the gay couple living next door.' To the contrary, I've had people come to me and say, 'Because of the love between Bob and Joe, I have learned how better to love my wife, or my husband.' We have gay couples in our parish ...”

“You married gay couples,” Winfrey interrupted.

“ … And I've married gay couples. Lots of them. And we have lots of kids of gay parents. And they're just part of the woodwork. That's the notable thing that is not notable any more.”

When Lesser noted that the institution of marriage was in trouble long before gays started to marry, Winfrey remarked: “Maybe the gay people can help it.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)