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Pop singer Elton John kisses baby Lev during a news conference at a orphanage for HIV-positive children in the town of Makeyevka outside Donetsk, September 12, 2009.

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KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian official says Elton John cannot adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't married.

John said Saturday that he and his male partner wanted to adopt an HIV-infected boy named Lev whom the singer met during a visit to an orphanage.

But Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko tells The Associated Press Monday that adoptive parents must be married, and Ukraine does not recognize homosexual unions as marriage.

Pavlenko also says John is too old. The singer is 62 and Ukrainian law requires a parent to be no more than 45 years older than an adopted child.

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/article...elton-john.html

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Well, it is but on the other hand, they have rules for adoption for a reason. Mostly I would imagine the adoption rules regarding the age of the parents (as apposed to the marriage rules) are not there just to thwart good intentions.

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the child would have lived a very priviledged life

If Madonna and Bragelina can do it, why can't Elton?

I thought the article was quite clear. He is not allowed to because he is a 62 year old man in a relationship with another man. Generally, I would agree with the part about the age restriction, but in every adoption case, the life of the child should be paramount. I don't think it was here.

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the child would have lived a very priviledged life

If Madonna and Bragelina can do it, why can't Elton?

I thought the article was quite clear. He is not allowed to because he is a 62 year old man in a relationship with another man. Generally, I would agree with the part about the age restriction, but in every adoption case, the life of the child should be paramount. I don't think it was here.

I agree with you brother. But comes back to the usual point, so common for instance, when dealing w/immigration law: we do not have to like the law, but we have to follow it.

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In the case of HIV children, it might be worth making different rules - it's not likely they will have a long life which is obviously very, very sad. However, the rules have to be changed from within the Ukraine, not at the behest of foreigners.

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The age point aside, it's just wrong, wrong, wrong to purposely put a child in this bizarre life situation.

Oh I know the "leverage" people are going to use; "Wouldn't THIS be better than spending it's remaining childhood in a orphanage".

I know first hand what the orphanages are like IN Ukraine yet I am still not ready to agree.

Take away the Charm and fame of Elton John and what do we have.. a wealthy ** who we know little about. in his personal life (and that which we know about his personal life has at times been troubled).

Let me also say, I would suppose, Elton John and his Boyfriend have nothing but the best of intentions, as do the majority of people who seek to adopt, but adoption is solely charged with looking after the best interests of the child.

With that in mind, I think the right decision was made.

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The age point aside, it's just wrong, wrong, wrong to purposely put a child in this bizarre life situation.

Oh I know the "leverage" people are going to use; "Wouldn't THIS be better than spending it's remaining childhood in a orphanage".

I know first hand what the orphanages are like IN Ukraine yet I am still not ready to agree.

Take away the Charm and fame of Elton John and what do we have.. a wealthy ** who we know little about. in his personal life (and that which we know about his personal life has at times been troubled).

Let me also say, I would suppose, Elton John and his Boyfriend have nothing but the best of intentions, as do the majority of people who seek to adopt, but adoption is solely charged with looking after the best interests of the child.

With that in mind, I think the right decision was made.

Is your hatred of gay people that pervasive that you would rather a child be alone in a cold orphanage than to be potentially adopted by a family that would love it for its abbreviated life? Your reference to this being a "bizarre life situation" is unfounded and blatantly discriminatory. You don't have to accept this lifestyle, but there is no need to denigrate it for no reason other than your personal phobia.

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The age point aside, it's just wrong, wrong, wrong to purposely put a child in this bizarre life situation.

Oh I know the "leverage" people are going to use; "Wouldn't THIS be better than spending it's remaining childhood in a orphanage".

I know first hand what the orphanages are like IN Ukraine yet I am still not ready to agree.

Take away the Charm and fame of Elton John and what do we have.. a wealthy ** who we know little about. in his personal life (and that which we know about his personal life has at times been troubled).

Let me also say, I would suppose, Elton John and his Boyfriend have nothing but the best of intentions, as do the majority of people who seek to adopt, but adoption is solely charged with looking after the best interests of the child.

With that in mind, I think the right decision was made.

Is your hatred of gay people that pervasive that you would rather a child be alone in a cold orphanage than to be potentially adopted by a family that would love it for its abbreviated life? Your reference to this being a "bizarre life situation" is unfounded and blatantly discriminatory. You don't have to accept this lifestyle, but there is no need to denigrate it for no reason other than your personal phobia.

Hate and Phobia :lol:

if Elton John had been in another bizarre lifestyle lets say shacked up with his own little harem I would have said the same thing but I doubt your knee-jerk reaction would have been the same.

Get over your crusade to play "defender of Gays".

By the way, if I am full of hate and suffer from phobia..... so did the most of Western civilization ... up until these last few minutes.

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