Regardless of where you stand on the issue, with the passage of the bill last week including homosexuality in the state’s anti-discrimination law, this article from the San Francisco Chronicle is relevant.
A respected columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle says equating homosexual relationships to marriage could be "A Giant Step Backward for Women."
“When social conservatives argue that legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to legalized polygamy, same-sex marriage advocates either laugh or sneer. It's a scare tactic, they say. It'll never happen. Last year, however, as Canada legalized same-sex marriage, Prime Minister Paul Martin commissioned a $150,000 study to debunk the polygamy argument. Big mistake: The study confirmed the scare tactic by recommending that Canada repeal its anti-polygamy law.”