Make no mistake, this prosecution wasn't about a webcam. That was a pretext. The real, unstated crime was that Dharun Ravi was insufficiently hospitable to or accepting of his gay roommate Tyler Clementi. End of story.
Society cannot make everyone who rejects us, who disapproves of us, into a criminal. Part of being an adult is accepting the rejection of others. (Some, like Andrew Breitbart, embrace the rejection.). Worse, there are some bullies who enterprisingly have learned to market themselves as victims, both to cash in and to use lawsuits and criminal complaints as weapons to intimidate opposition (economic, political or social) into silence, invisibility or noncompetition.
So-called bias crime laws will now be more aggressively used to compel your acceptance of behaviors with which you may, as a matter of personal and religious conscience, disagree. But acceptance may not be enough. You may be required to publicly endorse this behavior, publicly denounce or denigrate your own behavior, and give preferential treatment to certain favored or "special" groups, lest you be accused of a bias crime.
Today, New Jersey moved one step closer to a state where freedom depends on the arbitrary capriciousness of unelected, unaccountable prosecutors and judges.