Ricky Martin Reacts To Puerto Rico's Decision To Deny Gay Couples The Right To Adopt Children

Ricky Martin Reacts To Gay Adoption Rights Ruling In Puerto Rico
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Singer/actor Ricky Martin attends the 78th annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Singer/actor Ricky Martin attends the 78th annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Martin, who is father of twins Matteo and Valentino, conceived through a surrogate mother, and who in 2010 revealed publicly he was gay, went to his Twitter account to express his disappointment.

“How sad," the star wrote. "This is like turning your back on children. So many orphans wanting to have the warmth of a home."

Same-sex couples have been struggling for years in Puerto Rico so they can enjoy the same right to adopt as any other heterosexual person. The most recent incident that sparked controversy about the subject was the case of a woman who wasn’t allow to adopt the daughter she had with her female partner through in vitro fertilization.

On Monday, thousands of Christian supporters gathered under the name "Puerto Rico Stands Up" in the capital city of San Juan to protest against gay rights and in favor of "traditional" family values.

Puerto Rico’s legislature is currently reviewing a new amendment to Law 54, which would protect all couples, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, from domestic violence. Members of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives are also working on a bill that would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation in the work place.

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