There are many voices raised against the idea of gay marriage, so I thought I would give you a few short bullet points on why those voices should be celebrating instead.
1. There is an argument from some that marriage is for the procreation of children and gay marriage fails that test. But hey, lesbians and gays can be parents too. I have lots of gay and lesbian friends with children - whether their own natural children or born through IVF or other supported assistance. And funnily enough, I have lots of straight friends with children too, some their own natural children and some born through IVF or other supported assistance.
2. There is another argument that says that gay marriage in church is not acceptable to God. But I would argue that surely He prefers the idea of gay Christians marrying in church (and believing in the service) than He does the idea of atheist heterosexuals getting married in church, just because they think it would make a nice back drop for the photographs.
3. Homophobes accuse the gay community of being sexually lax, loose, easy and without discretion or morality. I shall have to leave aside just how distasteful and inaccurate that view is, if you don't mind. And ask instead why they would then object to two gays or lesbians getting married and making a commitment only to each other - wouldn't that settle the objection?
There is so much more I could say but I wanted to be punchy.
(And I ought to say that if you are going to marry your gay partner and you want some help with a great florist who loves doing gay weddings, do get in touch)