A magistrate has been removed from office in the United Kingdom for expressing his deeply held opinion in an adoption case that children do best in the custody of a mom and dad. The decision by judicial officials, which followed an investigation by the nation’s Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, will be challenged, according to the magistrate, Richard Page, 69.

“I am surprised at the Lord Chancellor should seemingly pander to the new political orthodoxy when what it amounts to is social experimentation on the lives of the most vulnerable children in our communities,” Page said in a statement released by Christian Concern, which represented him. “To punish me and to seek to silence me for expressing a dissenting view is deeply shocking,” he continued. “I shall challenge this decision as it is illiberal and intolerant. It is vital that family law courts always have in mind the best interests of the children.” READ MORE