Miss California Sparks Controversy Over Same-Sex Marriage Question

April 20, 2009 By:
Miss California Sparks Controversy Over Same-Sex Marriage Question

The Miss USA pageant aired on television last night, and Miss North Carolina was named the winner of it all. So why is everyone only talking about California’s Carrie Prejean? She had an interesting response to her question asked by judge Perez Hilton during the competition.

He asked Carrie: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not.”

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

Needless to say, this didn’t sit well not only with Hilton, but with many other people. But Carrie is defending her answer, and spoke with Access Hollywood about it today.

She told them, “It is a very touchy subject and he is a homosexual and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.”

Carrie also feels that her answer was the reason she ended up losing to Miss North Carolina. She says, “It did cost me my crown. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that’s all I can do.”

What do you think about Miss California’s honest answer? Should she have altered it to be more politically correct?