Mainse, the founder of the 100 Huntley Street Christian television
program, has been trying to discredit gay marriages on the basis that
same-sex marriages caused social problems in the northern European
countries that have allowed same-sex marriages. Additional
information about his position can be found in an April,
In the light of David Mainse' claims, a recent Psychology
Today magazine article is very interesting. According to the
Psychology Today article, the divorce rate among Danes in same-sex
marriages is 17%, while the divorce rate in traditional marriages is
46%. There is a stereotype that gay men only want sex. The
statistics from Denmark do not appear to support that stereotype. In
Denmark, the article reports the divorce rate among gay males is 14%,
while gay female marriages have a divorce rate of 23%.
This is only one study, so we do not want to make too much of the results. Before people can draw many conclusions, numerous studies, in
different countries, spanning decades of time need to be conducted.
That said, the preliminary statistics do not support the position of
David Mainse and others who oppose same-sex marriages, because those
marriages cause social problems.