From the Author
Why do we have to be so narrow in our definition of marriage?
Glenn Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier explain: ""Because nature is narrow in its definition of marriage, and for very good reason. . . . Nature does not tolerate very much diversity in the form of family, and any attempt to redefine marriage will be to our detriment. No society has ever prospered under a smorgasbord mentality of family life where people pick and choose forms that suit their individual tastes. To protect the common good, societies must enforce narrow parameters nature has given humans. Same-sex marriage will simply be the next chapter in a long line of failed social experiments with marriage and the family that have hurt people." (pages 30, 31)
From the Inside Flap
Have you ever wondered how to answer questions like these?
"Don't gays have the same right to marry that homosexuals do?"
"Isn't banning gays from marrying just like banning interracial marriage?"
"How can gay marriage be a threat to heterosexual marriage?"
Why should anyone object to same-sex marriage and parenting? In "Marriage on Trial" Glenn Stanton and psychologist Bill Maier explain why the same-sex family is not a good idea. Based on current social science research the authors show that gay "marriage" and the single-sex family fall far short of offering to children in particular and society in general the same benefits as marriage. Maier and Stanton provide clear counter-arguments to those who advocate gay marriage and make the case that legalizing this arrangement will very likely be harmful to the next generation. This book will help any reader understand the real issues and make the case for the unique and irreplacable benefits of traditional marriage.