Monday, November 7, 2011

Ricky Martin Takes Spanish Citizenship Over Marriage Issue

Martin and Gonzales
Ricky Martin is an American citizen by virtue of his birth in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. But now he is a Spanish citizen instead. Martin, who is the father of two children, wishes to marry his partner Carlos Gonzalez, something he can not do in Puerto Rico.

Martin's grandmother was born in Spain and the very wealthy singer owns a home there. The Spanish government granted him citizenship and it also allows same-sex marriage. Martin has not been asked to give up his U.S. citizenship, but in my thinking, why should he remain a citizen of a nation that treats him as a second class citizen, in spite of the massive amount of taxes he is forced to pay.

Martin says his twin boys love Gonzalez and Gonzalez loves them. He has expressed his wish to marry but lamented how he was not allowed to do so in Puerto Rico, his home. Martin is currently set to star in a Broadway production of Evita. Gonzales is an economist.

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