Although I'm straight, I'm a tireless activist on behalf of the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples to marry.
At this writing, several U.S. cities and states have made heroic efforts to recogize same-sex marriage. Hopefully this will set a precedent, but it may take several generations to enlighten the masses about the sanctity of all unions, regardless of gender configuration. But while the political process is painfully slow, we can make huge strides on a spiritual level by acknowledging same-sex partnerships in ceremony.
Gathering together in ritual with friends and family who offer love and blessings is an act that harnesses huge amounts of energy and leads to subtle changes in the rigid structures of the material world. While many states and counties offer "domestic partnership" certificates, a ceremony that publicly declares your intent and commitment is extremely powerful, both socially and spiritually.