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Gately article 'just failed to cross line'

A complaint made by Andrew Cowles against an article by Jan Moir, published in the Daily Mail in the aftermath of his partner Stephen Gately's death, has been turned down. The Press Complaints Commission will today publish its adjudication into the ruling.

25,000 people complained that they found the article made offensive comments about the singer's gay lifestyle. Jan Moir has subsequently apologised to Mr Gately's family for the "ill-timed" nature of the article.

Baroness Buscombe, chair of the PCC, and Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay rights group Stonewall, debate the PCC's ruling.


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