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When a fact is not a fact at all

Published 04/05/2015

When people argue, "The plain fact is", followed by no evidence, it often turns out not to be a fact at all.

The Rev Philip Campbell says in support of Jim Wells' (now retracted) contention that: "The plain fact - backed up by statistics - is that it's best for children to be brought up in a family with a married father and mother."

The overwhelming majority of studies indicate that children of same-sex married couples get on just as well as those of married heterosexual couples. For those children who, in their development, learn that they are gay, the greatest threat actually comes from prejudice in society, backed up by some Churches.

GRAHAM MOUNSEY

Holywood, Co Down

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