March 19, 2015
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the
eponymous fashion house, have come out strongly
against gay marriage, the notion of gay families,
and the use of surrogacy to procreate.
The billionaire pair, who used to be romantically
linked, gave an interview with the Italian magazine
Panorama, in which they said, “The only family is
the traditional one. No chemical offspring and
rented uterus. Life has a natural flow; there are
things that cannot be changed.”
They also said, “Procreation must be an act of
“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.
Uteri for rent, semen chosen from a catalogue,”
Gabanna said, “The family is not a fad. In it there
is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
The pair have long been outspoken about gay
marriage. In 2013, when the London Telegraph asked
them if they had ever considered getting married,
they answered, “What? Never!” Dolce said, “I’m a
Gabbana told the Daily Mail in 2006, “I am opposed
to the idea of a child growing up with two gay
LGBT News in Italy is already calling for a boycott
of Dolce and Gabbana.
It is not unusual for gay men in Europe to oppose
gay marriage. In fact, a group of gay men in France,
calling themselves Les Hommen, have been an ongoing
feature of traditional marriage protests in France.
Les Hommen invaded the French Open, stripped to the
waist, with pro-marriage slogans written on their
chests. Gay Star News suggested it was “the most
homoerotic anti-gay protest ever.”