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    Quote: ‘Both “sides” of the debate will have a chance …’

    Why are there scare quotes around the word “sides”? Some people might take that as an implication that there’s only one “right” side. I can imagine someone reading that sentence out loud with a big sarcastic emphasis on the word.

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      Hey David, the intention of the quotes was mainly to keep it neutral, and show that some see distinct sides to the argument, but that it may be more blurred and less black and white than that. I’m interested that they could be taken to be sarcastic though. Do you think we should remove?

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        I figured something like that was the intent. Yes, I would remove them in this specific case because I feel some people might read an implication that not all sides are equally legitimate. Imagine this was an article about a referendum to include flat-earth theories in science textbooks and you read a news article that referred to both “sides” of the debate– wouldn’t you think the point of the quotes was to emphasize how outrageous the other side is?

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          I guess it could be construed like that. This was definitely not the intention but I will remove the quotes in case anybody else perceives it this way! Cheers for pointing out.

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            Have now removed them. Again, thank you for raising this.

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    Can’t share these links easily, spammy tracking garbage on every link from the emails.

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      There are some sharing buttons at the top right of the page.

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    I enjoyed this article but was surprised to read the result of the referendum on same-sex marriage described as ‘unanimous’. This would be a remarkable result in any referendum, but perhaps I am misunderstanding the context?

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      You’re right Steve, we’ll review that reference now.

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    Hi, I couldn’t find any caption or credit on the lead photo, and I was wondering what it’s of and who took it?

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      Hey Dan, a caption has been added into the story – it is at the end in “sources and references”.

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        Thanks!

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