This looks like SUCH a fun thread, I have to throw my $0.20 in! (Yes, I meant twenty, not two. I know I talk WAY too much!)
Most important: Marriages are a GREAT thing. Anyone willing to ball and chain themselves to another and promise to LOVE AND CHERISH each other forever is awesome. If only more people could stay commited, I'd be happy. So, CONGRATULATIONS to ALL who can get "married", or whatever you want to term it when you and the love of your life, your family, your community, and your government acknowledge your love for and dedication to each other.
Also, I'm Chirstian, but if the one true God says it's a sin to love another person, then I think I'd rather to go to h*ll. Like a story most of you here probably know:
"An old man and his dog died and went to the next life. They arrived at the pearly gates, with an angel at the door. Beyond the gates the man could see streets paved in gold and towers of diamond buildings, everyone was beautiful. The angel said "welcome sir. Please come in and enjoy!" The man and his dog walked towards the gates, and the angel said he couldn't bring his dog in. So, the man decided, if my dog can't come, I'm not going. So he kept walking.
In a bit he came to a beautiful garden overflowing with springs and fruit and flowers. People were relaxed and happy. He sat next to a man under a tree, and the man gave him and his dog some water. The old man told the other man how he passed up heaven for his dog. The other man said "Oh, the pearly gates? No, that's h*ll, the devil tries to trick people to abandon those they love. This is heaven, we would never ask you to abandon a loved one."
Sorry, kind of random, but I feel the same way about homosexuals. Why should they abandon someone they love to get to heaven? That just can't be right. The bible says many things, but five instances of homosexuality and one or two lines about how in certains ways it's bad does not make it a sin. Look at the 10 commandments. No where does it say "Thou shalt not love another of the same sex."
And finally, just a story. I have an acquantance I work with at the theater who is gay. In his mind he and his partner are married, which is really all that matters (screw the gov't!). So I asked him if they were thinking of children, which totally floored him. He said "You know we're gay, right? Two men?". He must've thought I didn't know (he is one it's plenty obvious). My response was "Yeah, but that doesn't stop you from having kids, you just can't conceive the old fashioned way." He actually paused for a second and thought about it, then said he did want kids and was going to have to bring it up to his partner. Just goes to show that society has such heavy stereotypes that even this man just EXPECTED me to not ask about kids because he was gay. So when I was being totally open, he was caught off guard. It's sad when openness and acceptance is what gets the shock.