Sounds like gay couples finally have what everyone should have - the benefits without a term that the state should have no association with. That is, my favourite solution is to have a solution similar to what gay couples get in Bermuda for everyone, everywhere, if the state really needs to know the relatioship statuses of people. In a way, marriage is a very loaded term, which is why I think no state should have any association with it. The term is probably the biggest reason why I'm probably never going to marry despite being in a stable relationship.