Last night's Miss USA pageant: judge Perez Hilton poses a question to Miss California, Carrie Prejean, about gay marriage. Prejean responds, "We live in a land where we can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage."
First of all, Prejean's answer is simply not true: we do not live in a land where its citizens can choose either/or. (Also, I love the idea of "opposite marriage." I imagine Paula Abdul exchanging vows with MC Skat Kat.)
The thing about Prejean's response to Perez is that she didn't really provide an answer. He asked the 21-year-old why or why not other states should follow Vermont in legalizing gay marriage. Instead of saying something diplomatic, like how each state has different laws determined by voters, she simply proffered her opinion on the matter, saying, "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," because that's how she "was raised." So basically, she's saying that our government should reflect the attitudes of pageant moms and dads.
Perez took to YouTube last night with his response to her response.