New Civil Rights Movement 13 March 2015
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, fashion design icons, business partners for decades, and a same-sex couple until they split several years ago, not only don’t support same-sex marriage, but they’ve now come out attacking it.
In an interview with Panorama magazine and translated by LGBT News Italia, the former couple and billionaire designers came out swinging.
“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.”
The Spanish news site ABC.es offered more comments from their Panorama interview.
Procreation “must be an act of love,” Domenico Dolce says, according to a Google translation. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“The family is not a fad,” adds Stefano Gabbana. “In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Their stance against same-sex marriage isn’t new – they have been saying it for years – but attacking families headed by same-sex parents is.
In a 2013 interview with London’s The Telegraph, Dolce mentions, “I’m a practising Catholic.” The two designers were asked if they had ever considered marrying each other.
“What?! Never!” they answer in chorus, “I don’t believe in gay marriage.” Dolce laughs. In Catholic Italy, has their sexuality proved a problem? “No, never,” says Dolce. “The fashion industry is full of gays.”
And in 2006, Stefano Gabbana told the Daily Mail, “I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”