The New Jersey courts have ruled that the state’s same-sex ban marriage is unconstitutional. The governor is expected to challenge the decision; however, the ruling marks the first time that a state has banned same-sex marriage on the basis of the US Supreme Court decision in Windsor.
What we see playing out in New Jersey underscores the shift employers can expect to see in state and loca laws, particularly in those states that recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships rather than same-sex marriage.
Here’s the link to New York Times article. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/nyregion/new-jersey-judge-rules-state-must-allow-gay-marriage.html?emc=edit_na_20130927&_r=0