Did Gay Marriage Issue Cost Carrie Prejean Miss USA?

First let me begin by saying that I applaud and commend Miss California Carrie Prejean for standing with the values that she has grown up with in her family. Bravo! Despite the fact that it may have cost her the title of Miss USA beauty pageant 2009, she did become the hero voice of the conservative mind. Now, according to Fox News Carrie Prejean says answer to gay marriage question cost her Miss USA crown.

Fox reports on Carrie Prejean:

"Miss California is not backing down from the answer regarding gay marriage she gave on Sunday night's Miss USA telecast.

"Carrie Prejean told FOXNews.com that she had "no regrets" and was happy with the answer she gave when a Miss USA judge, the gossip blogger Perez Hilton, asked about her stance on same-sex marriage."

"I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," she said on the live broadcast. "No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

A transcript of Perez Hilton’s Miss USA question and Carrie Prejean's answer is here:

Perez Hilton: “Vermont recently became the 4th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?”

Prejean: “Well I think its great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”

Here is what Rightpundits comments on the Carrie Prejean vs Perez Q&A.

Perez apparently upset the pageant people with his non-poof question, enough to cause a backstage blowup, and the celebutant writer is quite upset about the answer, enough to call Miss California USA a “dumb bitch.” Our guess is he will not be invited back next year as a judge.

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