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Dolce and Gabbana Launch Tirade Against 'Nontraditional Families'

Dolce and Gabbana Launch Tirade Against 'Nontraditional Families'


Dolce's name for babies born from donors: 'synthetic children.'

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana may be gay, but they don't believe in gay rights. Their latest salvo against equality was a rant against so-called nontraditional families.

"The only family is the traditional one," the business, and one-time romantic partners said in an Italian-language interview in Panorama magazine and reported by LGBT blog The New Civil Rights Movement. "The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow; there are things that should not be changed."

Dolce is a practicing Catholic, and does not believe in marriage equality. Gabbana gave an interview in 2006 where he said he was opposed to same-sex couples raising children.

Their latest interview shows not much has changed in nine years. "The family is not a fad," Gabbana told Panorama. "In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging."

Dolce told the magazine that procreation "must be an act of love." He refers to children born through artificial insemination or egg donors as "children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog."

The designers are two of the richest gay men in the world, but unlike contemporaries like Michael Kors, their philanthropy does not support LGBT people.

UPDATE: Elton John Launches Boycott, Gabbana Is Furious

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