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Ricky Martin Wants a Daughter But No Gay Marriage

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 6, 2012|2:28 pm

Singer Ricky Martin has opened up about his personal life this week, admitting his family plans for the near future.

The Latin singer shared that he would like to have a daughter someday. Martin lives in Spain with two sons, Matteo and Valentino, born via surrogate in 2008. During the interview, the singer and actor said he would like to have a little girl.

"I think that I'll do it later on this year, so that [the kids] are not too far apart in age," Martin said.

"A little girl," he exclaimed. "But we're going to talk about that later on. It would be irresponsible to do it now."

Also, the 40-year-old native of Puerto Rico admitted that he does not want to marry, despite gay marriage becoming legalized in many areas.

After years of speculation, Martin came out as a homosexual publicly in 2010. In a statement written on his official website, Martin said, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

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The singer's personal life is frequently covered in Latin America. Discussing marriage, Martin told Latina magazine that he and longtime partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella "are not talking about it, we're not thinking about it."

"But I'm so happy that in Europe we have the option," Martin said. "It's amazing to think that we can say, 'I feel like it. I'm ready. Let's go.'"

Martin has recently returned to Broadway 16 years after he first appeared on the stage. He will be in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, "Evita," which opens in March.

The singer, best known for his hit song "Livin' la Vida Loca," will appear on an upcoming episode of Fox's series, "Glee."

The issue of gay marriage has been a frequent hot topic discussed in the GOP race. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum is known for his staunch moral stance concerning the direction of the country, and the importance of continuing the traditional structure of the family.

Agreeing with the Christian conservative is Matthew Staver, the president and general counsel of Liberty University. In a past interview, Staver explained his reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to support gay marriage.

"The goal of the radical homosexual agenda is to eliminate any and all laws regulating consensual sexual conduct," said Staver. "This would mean the elimination of laws banning polygamy as well as those than ban sex between adults and minors."

Staver, and numerous other conservative Christians, believe that gay marriage could just be the first step in other controversial and traditionally immoral sexual acts becoming legalized. For thousands of years the Church has considered homosexuality a sin, and that marriage is defined by the Bible as between one man and one woman.

 

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