The organizations litigating the Maryland marriage case, Equality Maryland and the ACLU of Maryland, appear to be sticking to their original strategic decision: accept no less than marriage equality. The updated Q&A on both organizations websites affirms the position that civil unions are not an acceptable substitute, and declares lobbying for a marriage bill the next step. Good luck.
Speaking of legislative action, for the moment Equality California is still holding out hope and gathering signatures urging Gov. Schwarzenegger to sign that state's marriage equality bill this time around. He justified his earlier veto by reference to Proposition 22 and the popular will. One can counter that the popular will was more recently expressed by sending those who passed the 2005 marriage bill back to the statehouse, plus one more LGBT ally.