It's been at least four years since gay marriage first became a major issue, and only now does some state legislator propose the blindingly obvious solution to the impasse. I think I mentioned this on here before - replace the legal institution of marriage with a "domestic partnership" that's open to any two consenting adults, and leave marriage to the churches and communities. Gays get their legal rights, right-wingers get to deny marriage to gays unmolested by the government, and everyone's happy, right?
Of course, I'm sure someone will make up some bullshit about how this bill "threatens marriage" (presumably more than the stratospheric divorce rate). Well, if your relationship with your spouse requires the government's recognition as a "marriage" (as opposed to a "domestic partnership" with all the same benefits) to be meaningful, go find a relationship counselor, because you probably need it.