We have an opportunity right now while the marriage debate is open, to ask for what we REALLY want - to abolish the marriage license completely - and maybe even get it. But if we wait for the state to recognize gay marriages or civil unions, which it most likely will, then the institution will be that much more entrenched.
The last thing I want to do to somebody I love, is expose them to the enforcement branch of this psychopathic government. Every individual has the right to pursue happiness without permission. This includes the right to form a stable, long-term pair bond with another consenting adult, and establish a household.