Tue 21 Apr 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA
Controversial Hollywood gay blogger Perez Hilton was on the judging panel on Sunday at the Miss USA pageant - and Miss California's response to his question about gay marriage prompted an emotional audience reaction. "World peace?": Miss California "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage," Hilton told the contestant. "Do you think every state should follow suit, why or why not?" 21-year-old Miss California Carrie Prejean responded: "Well, I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or another. 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!" Miss California's answer prompted much booing and cheering from the audience at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. California had recently voted against gay marriage and the topic is still a hot potato in the sunny state. The contestant ended the contest in 2nd place, which Hilton ranted about on his famous blog. "She lost not because she doesn't believe in gay marriage, she lost because she's a dumb bitch," he said. "I think that was the first time ever a contestant in Miss USA has been booed."
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News Staff
First published: Tuesday, 21st April 2009 - 10:35am
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