This is all such an overblown problem. It's way out of proportion to the real situation.
If two men or women in CA (or many other states) want to be in a committed relationship, with all the rights of marriage, they CAN. They can even walk around calling themselves married, say they have a husband or wife, etc.
Who cares what it is called in legal terms? They have all the rights of marriage. Call it "Garriage." Call it whatever you like.
But it's just a stupid game of trying to be RIGHT about something inferred as WRONG by a lot of other people.
I feel sorry for all the emotionally distraught liberals and gays out there who are sweating over this POINTLESS issue. It has been a MANUFACTURED upset. People have riled you up for no good reason. LET IT BE.
It's not an issue for the government to get involved with.
Civil unions give them the rights marriage affords.
Get on with your lives.