A hot topic today is whether the church should get out of the marriage business, whether the government should do civil unions, and terminology.
For example, should we keep the state terminology the same "marriage" and come up with a new term for a religiously endorsed heterosexual marriage, like Eden Marriage (or some other term). This would be the term for church/synagogue/mosque endorsed heterosexual marriages as well. I couldn't fit all that in the first choice below, so please understand "church" in this way below. This would be the easiest and quickest to implement.
Or should we pursue a more difficult (to implement/legislate) route and call the government's legally binding union a "civil union" and a church wedding "marriage?" But, in that scenario, you need to remember that same-sex marriages are also performed in apostate churches. It would involve changing countless pieces of legislation, insurance policy terminology, etc. and much, much red tape. Note that this could take years to enact -- if such an idea succeeds at all.
Or should things just stay as they are? Share your thoughts.