Around the Country, High Courts Follow California’s Lead

New York Times
March 11, 2008
The CA Supreme Court is the most influential state court in the nation, clearly making the outcome of the marriage equality case very important to the entire nation. At the marriage hearing, Chief Justice George quoted repeatedly from a 1948 decision of his court, Perez v. Sharp — the first state high court decision to strike down a law banning interracial marriage. Over the next two decades, the rest of the nation followed it, culminating in a similar ruling by the United States Supreme Court in 1967. (Link)