As the debate escalates over same-sex marriage and a constitutional marriage amendment, you typically hear about people being either for or against the issue. We rarely, however, hear concrete reasons why same-sex marriage is or is not a good idea. Using current social science research, Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier offer such a case against same-sex marriage and parenting in their book "Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting." Using a question-answer format, they provide answers to the issues at the center of the debate, including *How does homosexual marriage threaten your family? *Do we have the right (or ability) to redefine marriage so it is elastic enough to include any grouping of adults, regardless of gender? *What is the public purpose of marriage? *Don’t children just need loving, caring parents, regardless of gender? Stanton and Maier provide clear counter-arguments to those who advocate gay marriage, and they make the well-reasoned case that legalizing this arrangement will very likely be harmful to the larger community and the next generation.