I wouldn't bet on it. They estimate there are well over 1,000 benefits to civil marriage. More importantly, "marriage" (of two people) is so ingrained as a concept in Western culture, I suspect it would take decades if not centuries to wean everyone from the habit. Speaking of children, however, one benefit of same-sex marriage is that I now have a legal relationship with my stepchildren. There are numerous advantages to that in addition to hospital visitation rights and presumed rights of inheritance absent a will. (My stepchildren are my heirs. Should my father, whom I have seen twice in 40 years, be able to show up and confiscate my estate on the ground that he is my "real" relative? Such things have happened in probate courts with homophobic judges, despite wills to the contrary.) (BTW, I was married in 2008, not 2006. I'm really not that sentimental about dates and anniversaries; fortunately, my husband has accepted I am who I am.) If anything, the fight for marriage equality should remind us that civil marriage DOES still matter, even if its course does not always run smoothly.