(Sir Elton John and Adorable Ukrainian Orphan Seeking Loving Parents)
Ukraine – Sir Elton John has changed his mind on adoption after visiting a Ukrainian hospital for children infected with HIV.
Should uber wealthy musician of English royalty fame, Sir Elton John, be prohibited from adopting based upon his marital union sexuality? The report explains:
"Elton John married his partner David Furnish in 2005 in one of the UK's first legal civil unions, but the Ukraine is saying they don't recognize homosexual marriage. The country's Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko told the Associated Press "...that adoptive parents must be married and Ukraine does not recognize homosexual unions as marriage."
What? He's not loving or rich enough to give this kid a great life?
Oh – he isn't heterosexual enough!
Even if he were heterosexual, the Ukrainian law also states that the age difference between the adopter and the child cannot be more than 45 years, an age gap he and his partner couldn't bridge. Despite the fact that sixty-something Sir Elton John is holding up well, David Furnish is is a spring chicken at the age of 47 (two years past the Ukrainian adoption age limit). But 47 is also an age where many heterosexuals begin having families via the turkey baster, adoption or other immaculate forms of conception. When it comes to gender adoption rights, such is progress.
One can never be too old, rich, kind, or too gay.