This is a bit topical for me, but, what the heck ....
I don't know about you, but I strongly believe that adults who love each other should have the right to formalize that love by getting hitched if they fancy it.
Anyone who enters marriage lightly is a fool. It's hard graft. Its constant negotiation, regular compromise, obligation and a little less freedom.
It can also be a heart and home and a commitment. A safe place, even your favourite place, if you have chosen a partner wisely.
I love being married. The formal commitment does make a difference to me. To any adults willing to make that solemn commitment I send nothing but support.
I am sure that there were those who looked askance at the luthier and me choosing each other 13 and a half years ago. In fact, when I told my Dad I was getting married he said "Who to?" and I'm sure he was not the only sceptic, but who were they to judge?
Who are any of us to say that we are more worthy of marriage than any other willing couple?
For any grown up who is prepared to take it on, against the odds, to commit and do the hard yards, I have nothing but love, support and admiration.
And that's my two cents worth.