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Letter: Gay parents

I was saddened to see the photograph on the front page (22 September) of two homosexual men who have adopted a baby girl. How can we allow a child to be placed in a home where she will never have a mother?

Homosexual relationships are not designed to give rise to children. A child deserves two parents of different sexes to provide balance and give them some chance of a normal upbringing.

I don't question the ability of homosexual couples to love children, only the rightness of placing children where the parents have rejected the opposite sex in their choice of partner.

Chrissie Franklin

Castle Cary, Somerset