This is How We Should Talk to Each Other

Two Italian designers made a statement about gay marriage that turned out to be very controversial. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a recent interview that they oppose gay adoptions. They also oppose gay marriage. They believe ‘the only family is the traditional one’.

Gabbana said, “”A child needs a mother and a father. I could not imagine my childhood without my mother. I also believe that it is cruel to take a baby away from its mother.”((Victoria Ward, Sir Elton John Calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott after row over same sex families. The Telegraph 15 March 2015. Available:

I wanted to share this story for two reasons: first because it demonstrates kindness and consideration for mothers; and second because it’s surprising that men are questioning whether gay men should be raising children together.

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