I'm not a big believer in protesting establishments who refuse gays' rights to services based on religious beliefs. I think they have a right to their beliefs. I'm not God and they can do as they choose. But this is much deeper than wedding cake.
We weren't "ready" for marriage. We hadn't tried it out. According to conventional wisdom, we were "unprepared." We were two, apart, only dating -- courting, really -- until we were one. We were unmarried, and then we were married.
Even if you're mentally prepared to sift through china patterns, registering for everything you'll need for the rest of your life -- the fun stuff and the essentials -- can be overwhelming. With all of that pressure, you're bound to forget a towel or two.