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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Miss California gets booed, then loses--here's why

From the clip, also embedded on our site:
"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!"
Such a shame. And so very reminiscent of Miss Teen South Carolina (oh, yeah, of course--plus bigotry). Is it a spoiler if I tell you she ended up losing?

Oh, and Perez (who asked the question) has responded. Your thoughts?

Thanks to Joe.My.God for the tipoff.

1 comment:

  1. "That's the way I was raised". In other words, the prejudice I learned as a child still determines my decision as an adult, to deny equality to a minority of the population I don't understand. At least she said "I think that I believe", indicating she isn't sure, so maybe education can overcome her childhood prejudice. Overcoming negative beliefs that were instilled as a child is difficult, even when people realize those beliefs inflict harm on gay people and their children. The fact that some churches reinforce those negative beliefs presents an added challenge. We still have a lot of educating to do.