hat's the big deal about gay marriage? The seismic waves from same-sex marriage and parenting have the potential to deconstruct humanity. Authors Maier and Stanton offer compelling reasons why legalizing this arrangement will be harmful to the larger community and future generations. Get your answers here
With the debate over same-sex marriage boiling over into court action, civil demonstration and even legislative debates and proposals, you may think you've heard all of the arguments pro and con on this divisive issue. But what you probably haven't
heard are concrete, rational reasons why same-sex marriage is or is not a good idea for individuals and communities. Dr. Bill Maier and Glenn T. Stanton, both experts in the fields of psychology and sociology, offer such reasons. Arguing against same-sex marriage and parenting in Marriage on Trial
, they draw on current social science research to offer clear and cogent answers to the questions at the center of the debate, including
- Is marriage a public or private matter?
- Can marriage be redefined, legally and socially?
- How will allowing marriage between homosexuals affect families and communities?
- How does same-sex parenting affect children?
Helping you sift through the emotion, the rhetoric and the myths, Stanton and Maier provide in this book a compelling counter-argument to those who advocate homosexual marriage and a thought-provoking assessment of the psychological and sociological harm that homosexual marriage (if legalized and legitimized) will do to communities and children.
Stanton is director of social research and cultural affairs, and senior analyst for marriage and sexuality, at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the author of and a contributor to many books, including His book explores the virtue of imperfect families and the sacredness of the mundaneness of family life. Stanton has published articles in the and He is also a winner of the 2001 Amy Foundation Writing Award and is featured in the PBS documentary As a media spokesperson for Focus on the Family, he has been interviewed by hundreds of print and media outlets, including MSNBC and CNN, and he has been quoted in the the the and the A graduate of the University of West Florida, Stanton earned a master's degree in interdisciplinary humanities with an emphasis in philosophy, history and religion. He has taught in each of these disciplines.
Maier is a clinical psychologist and serves as vice president and psychologist-in-residence at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He hosts the national radio program and He is a regular contributor to magazine and has written for the and the Maier received his master's and doctoral degrees from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He has served at respected institutions such as Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Camarillo State Hospital and the Long Beach Child Guidance Center. He has extensive experience in parent training and education, and his major area of research interest is the impact of cultural trends on child development and family functioning.