A resolution has been introduced in the Alabama House that praises Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean for speaking out against gay marriage during Sunday night's televised pageant.I know that pop-culture events do garner legislative resolutions, like national championships and such, but it is still funny to me that a beauty pageant can affect actual state legislation.[...]
[Republican Rep. Jay] Love said Prejean showed she was willing to stick to her convictions even if it meant losing the pageant.
We can have a serious debate about the issue of gay marriages, but Prejean's answer was just dreadful. Despite my disagreements, I feel she bumbled her way through the answer with phrases like "we can choose opposite marriage" and "in my country;" everyone was American in that room, and, despite the issue of choice and semantics of "opposite marriage," in 45 states same-sex marriage is not possible. In her moment to shine, she shrunk. I don't believe, and I would like not to believe, despite my disagreements, that her beliefs contributed to her loss, but the presentation of her answer sure enough did.