Congratulations to the new Miss USA Kristen Dalton from North Carolina. A new Miss USA was crowned tonight. But runner-up Miss California Carrie Prejean garnered most of the attention after her answer to a question about legalizing same sex marriage.
An openly gay pageant judge, Gossip guru blogger Perez Hilton asked Ms Prejean: "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage … do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?" She replied: "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage."
"And you know what, I think in my country, 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."
Some of the audience cheered, and some booed! I guess she will never know for sure if that dumb answer cost her the crown. But there is no doubt that it was indeed a dumb answer! Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Don't take my word for it, listen to what Perez had to say right after the pageant!
Perez responds here.