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Apr 19 2009
An Activist Judge vs. Near-Miss California Comments (7)
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How many gay men are behind her success? At least one helped bring her down.

Toward the end of tonight's Miss USA Pageant, held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Sin City, CA-USA-2009 Miss California—heavily favored to win and mopping up the floor with her competitors in the contest so far—was asked by Perez Hilton for her thoughts on legalizing gay marriage.

CHEERS FROM THE GAY PAGEANT CROWD.

As if a living, breathing representative of the entire Prop 8 debacle, Miss California was briefly diplomatic, but:

"Well, I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or another. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what? In my country and 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 that it should be—between a man and a woman. Thank you!"

CHEERS (and some boos?) FROM THE ANTI-GAY (YET GAY!) PAGEANT CROWD.

And a sullen face from Perez:

What is she even saying? On the one hand, America is the land of choice...yay!...but ultimately, marriage should be between a man and a woman. Which would mean no choice for anyone gay.

Unlike with Proposition 8, this story has a happy ending—minutes later, Miss California could muster only First Runner-Up, with Miss North Carolina (whose views on the subject could be...anything!) taking the crown.

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I agree, but is it proper to Tweet, as a judge, during the contest?

It always pays to be honest about how you feel. Unless you're a bigot and time is in the process of passing you by.

NorthCarolinaThe new Miss USA—her marriage-equality views are unknown.
   

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