PASO ROBLES — North County same-sex couples spent Wednesday evening celebrating their constitutionally protected right to marriage, since the United States Supreme Court struck down both California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.
“We’re ecstatic; we’re thrilled — our daughter is over the moon,” said Amanda Bailey Crandall of Atascadero, speaking for herself, her wife, Laura, and their 12-year-old daughter. “It lends a sense of credibility and legitimacy — It’s about going from being an outcast to acceptance.”For the complete article see the 06-28-2013 issue.
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