Daily Mail hits back at ‘political zealots’ being condemned for an article about Tom Daley

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The Daily Mail has hit back at “zealots” offended by a column targeting Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley for making their family full, apparently by means of surrogacy. But the newspaper is not backing down over the story – and hit out at those who slammed the article. In a statement to Press Gazette, a spokesperson for the newspaper said that the journalist spoke in support of civil partnerships and fostering for same-sex couples. But Daley and Black are married, they are not civil partners, and their child is yet to be born, so they use some ART, not fostering. And as for the journalist ist was ‘disgusting’ – this word was in the article, we actually read it. And it was not even the first time when the journalist attacks LGBT, a few years ago he wrote a column for the Mail ‘outing’ a transgender school teacher, Lucy Meadows, insisting that trans people should not be permitted in classrooms. Meadows – who complained to the press watchdog about Littlejohn’s column – took her own life just months later. The coroner in the case was critical of the press coverage of Meadows, though he was later rebuked by the Office for Judicial Complaints after a legal complaint was lodged.

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