Fixing Gay Marriage
From best I can tell, the only benefit you get by being married is that you can file income taxes jointly if you are married. Most any other supposed "rights" of married couples are allowed to anyone by making a will, power of attorney, or some other legal document. Most of these are required even for legally married spouses.
This leads me to my fix. One tax plan that has gotten more attention in the past few years is the "FairTax". Under this plan, our federal government would abolish all taxes (income, FICA, etc) and replace them all with a national sales tax. Its considered more of a "fair tax" because it only taxes consumption, not income or anything else.
Anyway, if the federal government adopted this plan we would repeal the 16th amendment and abolish the federal income tax. Then we would need Virginia to do the same thing and married couples would have no unusual benefits.
There you go folks, adopt the FairTax for both the federal government and in Virginia and we eliminate the gay marriage discussion. Maybe the commonwealth coalition will adopt this plan.