The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has done poorly in recent court decisions which has led some to consider the impact its invalidation could have on employment issues, including health benefits.
DOMA's invalidation would affect federal laws regarding private employment as well as benefits for federal employees. If it's overturned by the Supreme Court that could require employers to offer the same health benefits to both gay and straight employees.
Even if the law isn't overturned, public opinion seems to be moving in favor of gay rights, reports ABA Journal. That may mean it's time for your client's policies to change.