Bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana in family controversy Premium26 March 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome
Italian bishops have expressed their support for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after the fashion designers found themselves under attack for defending the traditional family, writes Hannah Roberts.Mr Dolce had provoked fury for calling children born through IVF “synthetic” and saying that as a gay man, he had to accept he could not have children. In an interview with Italy’s Panorama magazine, he criticised surrogacy as “wombs for rent, sperm chosen from a catalogue”. He said: “When you are born you have a father and a mother, or at least it should be that way.” He then added: “I am gay, I can’t have children. I believe we cannot have everything in life.”Singer Sir Elton John, who has two children born to a surrogate mother,
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