Via BBC News
The runner-up at the Miss USA beauty pageant says her outspoken opposition to gay marriage cost her first place in the competition.
During the televised event, Carrie Prejean – Miss California – said she believed that “a marriage should be between a man and a woman”.
She had been asked for her views on the subject by one of the judges, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
“It did cost me my crown,” said Ms Prejean, after the competition.
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,” said Ms Prejean, in a section of the show that has become a popular clip on YouTube.
“I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” she continued.
“No offence to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
The remarks drew a mixture of booing and applause from the audience.
Hilton said he had been “floored” by Ms Prejean’s answer, which, he said, “alienated millions of gay and lesbian Americans, their families and their supporters”.
Ok punished for being honest, for expressing an opinion and excercising her freedom speech.
Shame on you Carrie Prejean!!!
I guess it’s old fashioned and un-PC like to believe that marriage should be between a man and woman in 2009.