File Under “Yeah, But….”
The minds that came up with this must have a “cognitive dissonance” light that is blinking like crazy:
Maine Marriage Initiative was established with the goal of informing Maine people about the consequences of the legalization of same-sex marriage. Maine Marriage Initiative is a coalition of concerned Maine citizens committed to preserving traditional marriage in the state.
We believe that all Maine citizens are entitled to equal rights and respect regardless of their gender, race, creed or sexual orientation.
We further believe that the values exemplified in traditional marriage are optimally beneficial to society, and therefore do not believe that changing the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples is warranted or advisable.
The objection(s) to same-sex marriage are based not only on religious tenets but also human reason and the good of society at large.
(Note: the bolding is theirs. Really.)
(But also: nice use of the “(s)” there.)