Coronation Street favourite Sean Tully is to be reunited with his 3-year-old son, gaining custody of the boy, in an upcoming storyline. Actor Antony Cotton, who plays Sean, has spoken of how pleased he is that Corrie is tackling the issue of gay parenting.
“It’s two men pushing a buggy down a street – it’s modern life. And if nothing else it will give people something to talk about. If there’s one conversation about a young, gay man parenting in a positive way that’s got to be a good thing,” Antony told New magazine.
Elton John and David Furnish have helped put same-sex parenting into the limelight.
Antony, 35, also rubbished claims that traditional viewers may be shocked by the idea of a same-sex family.
“It’s a terribly old fashioned view. Gay people are the same as anybody else. As long as two people are happy and offer a child unconditional love, I don’t see what the problem is,” said Antony.