Not only does the ruling uphold the rights laid out in CA's domestic partnership law, it's retroactive, covering couples who had or adopted children before the law was passed in January. I expect there are many families breathing easier in my state today. The ruling doesn't touch marriage; that's a separate case, and it's working it's way through the system. But I think this is a good sign for that issue as well. We can only hope. Sometimes I love this state.
Of course, the whole thing could be derailed if the evil propositions in the pipeline for the 2006 elections make their way into law. Sometimes I hate this state.