Supreme court overturns gay marriage ban
If the Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage -
May 16, 2008 The Supreme Court was the first state high court to strike down a law barring interracial marriage, in a 1948 decision called Perez v. Sharp. The vote in Perez, like the one in Thursdays decision, was 4 to 3.
Obergefell v Hodges - Wikipedia
May 17, 2008 The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on samesex marriage Thursday in a broadly worded decision that would invalidate virtually any law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation.
Calif Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban : NPR
Lawyers for the gay couples had asked the court to overturn the laws as an unconstitutional civil rights violation that domestic partnerships cannot repair. A trial court judge in San Francisco agreed with gay rights advocates and voided the state's marriage laws in April 2005.