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Complainant Name:
Mr Christopher Withell and Ms Faye Hughes

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Christopher Withell and Ms Faye Hughes complained that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that "all evidence shows that a child has the best life outcomes if he or she is adopted into a stable, married, traditional family - and that means a mother and a father and not two dads", arguing that there was research contradicting this view.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

In our article of 16 September 2009, we stated that "all the evidence shows that a child has the best life outcomes if he or she is adopted into a stable traditional married family - and that means a mother and a father, not two dads." We would like to make it clear that there is conflicting evidence both supporting and rebutting this position.

Date Published: 07/04/2010



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