The gay men behind Dolce & Gabbana,Â one of fashion's top labels, say that gay families are not real families.
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.
"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 offeredÂ more comments from their Panorama interview.
Procreation "must be an act of love," Domenico DolceÂ says, according to a Google translation. "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.Â 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 newÂ â€“ they have been saying it for yearsÂ â€“ but attacking families headed by same-sex parents is.
In a 2013 interview with London'sÂ The Telegraph, Dolce mentions, â€œIâ€™m a practising Catholic." The two designers were asked if they had ever considered marrying each other.Â
â€œWhat?! Never!â€ they answer in chorus, â€œI donâ€™t believe in gay marriage.â€ Dolce laughs. In Catholic Italy, has their sexuality proved a problem? â€œNo, never,â€ says Dolce. â€œThe fashion industry is full of gays.â€
And in 2006,Â Stefano Gabbana told the Daily Mail,Â "I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents."
Here's a short promotional video fromÂ Dolce & Gabbana:
Editor's note: The country of origin for the domain ABC.es has been corrected.
Image: Screenshot via YouTube