The Supreme Court of the United States' recent denial of review on state marriage laws that had been overturned by federal courts has left those state laws now unconstitutional, as dictated by the lower federal courts' rulings which will now control the laws of those states. States finding themselves in this situation include:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.
Previously, marriage was defined in these states, by the citizens of these states, as the legal relationship between a man and a woman. With this ruling, marriage must now be expanded to include same-sex couples. To learn more about what this means for those states see http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/How-Same-Sex-Marriage-Is-Unfolding-In-11-States-278271131.html. This denial of any clear ruling is an inhibitor of family strength for those state jurisdictions, as marriage law stability lends to a stronger state, as set out at this article on state authority for domestic relations regulation at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2427462.
Those states that are not mentioned above remain strong in their stability of marriage as between one man and one woman - the foundation of family restoration.