The Marriage Facts Maine site was created to help Mainers understand that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to many radical social changes in our state, changes that can easily be shown would result in far more harm than good.

Currently the debate on this critical question is still seen as one largely over competing values, between moral or religious objections on the one side and appeals to “fairness” and “equality’ on the other.  It is far more complex than that.  If we are to make wise and responsible public policy we must broaden this debate to consider everything that is at stake for our state, for our society and for future generations.

To do this we must look to the lessons from human history, the findings of social science research and apply good old Yankee common sense. The material and links posted on this site will help us do that.

A brief overview of the issue is posted here and a more detailed analysis here. There are also links to additional information and resources as well as answers to some of the frequently asked questions about whether to legalize same sex marriage in Maine.