Elton John Slams Dolce and Gabbana For Comments on "Gay Adoption," IVF
Father of four Ricky Martin opens up in his Out cover story about fatherhood and the challenges he has faced in being a gay man considering adoption. Ricky Martin has always wanted a big family — and he's more than open about how that might come to even further fruition in the future. While the singer "would love to have many grandkids in the future and have every Sunday filled with family" he and Yosef will "have to see what happens," as they definitely have their hands full currently. He's also aware that becoming a parent to a newborn again can get more difficult as he ages. You need the energy! It's a big responsibility," Martin continues.
I t was an advert in the gay monthly magazine Attitude that started it all. An advert placed by an adoption agency actively targeting potential same sex adopters. Stu Oakley, a year-old PR executive, had always wanted kids. So had his husband John, 44, a solicitor. Any smoking, however occasional, was a red line.
February 21, Supreme Court made same-sex marriage a universal right in , the rules governing child placement vary widely from state to state. Some say that the way forward is to set aside differences and focus on a common desire to help children. The irony of the situation is that religious people and gay advocates are among those most interested in taking in children. Robin Fretwell Wilson, a law professor at the University of Illinois, was herself adopted as a child.