Gay marriage row at Miss USA show
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”.
Read the BBC Article and the “Q & A” below, then answer the following questions:
Perez Hilton: “Vermont recently became the 4th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?”
Prejean: “Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offence to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”
- Do you think she was discriminated upon for her opinion on the question she was given? Why or why not?
- What would your response have been to the question?