• An article overlooked Italy when it said Japan was the only G7 country that denies same-sex couples the right to marry. However, it is currently the case that Japan is the only country in the G7 that denies same-sex couples the right to marry or enter into a civil union (“G7 spotlight piles the pressure on Japan to accept same-sex marriage”, 2 April, p30).
• An opinion piece used the terms “Democrat president” and “Democrat priorities”. However, as our style guide reminds us: “Democrat is a noun, Democratic an adjective … The distinction is important because the Republicans use ‘Democrat’ as an adjective, eg ‘Democrat party’, in a pejorative way” (“So what if Biden trips up? On the political stage, his footwork is the fanciest seen in decades”, 4 June, p41).
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