Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish just debuted their newborn son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, to the world on the cover of Us Weekly. The couple said that "the important thing is that he's healthy and happy and loved" and that neither daddy cares if their little boy grows up to be gay or straight.

"Elton and David are already amazing dads," a friend of the couples tells me. "They want Zach to be happy with whoever he grows up to be. If he wants to go into showbiz or drive a truck, they don't care. They also could care less if their son grows up to fall in love with a man or a woman."

Weighing 7-pounds, 15-ounces, Zachary was born in California via a surrogate. "I think he's getting more handsome by the day," Sir Elton said, joking that babies often "look a bit like Winston Churchill, their faces all scrunched up!"

What the couple probably didn't anticipate was the kind of pushback they're receiving for simply being the Us cover boys.