Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have spoken out strongly against same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, and the use of surrogacy to procreate.
The pair, business partners since 1985 who were once romantically linked, spoke out this past weekend about their support for the traditional family – children raised by a mother and father – while also expressing their belief about the irresponsibility of conception through surrogacy or IVF.
In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, Dolce and Gabbana explained their reasoning on these very sensitive topics:
The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offspring and rented uterus. Life has a natural flow; there are things that cannot be changed.”
They also said, “Procreation must be an act of love.”
Mr. Dolce has been attributed with the following remarks:
I'm not convinced by what I call chemical children, synthetic babies. They are wombs for hire, semen chosen from a catalogue.”
As Mr. Gabbana added, “The family is not a fad. It is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Following this bold defense of the family, celebrities and other outspoken opponents have been calling for a boycott of the Dolce&Gabbana label, with the most vocal opposition coming from Elton John, who claimed the pair was “out of step with the times, just like your fashions.”
While Dolce and Gabbana continue to be attacked as “hypocrites”, what their critics have failed to do is prove them wrong. Every child is born to and deserves to be raised by a committed, married father and mother, and same-sex marriage will always strip away at least one essential piece of the family.
Bravo to Dolce and Gabbana for daring to speak the truth; they are as bold in their speech as they are in their designs, and deserve to be applauded. While others will continue to vent their disagreement, the billionaire pair are wonderful advocates for the true definitions of marriage and family.