I think this is great. It's good to see that another pretty glaring inequality in the US legal system is starting to crumble. It will probably get appealed to a higher court, but for now it's great news for people who up until now would run into all sorts of roadblocks because of the benefits that extend to marriage and not domestic partnership. I've heard stories about people who have had to expatriate to be with a foreign partner (no marriage, no green card) or even have trouble visiting a dying partner at the hospital because their marriage hasn't been recognized by the state. Hopefully this ruling sticks for awhile.