Thursday, April 23, 2009

Miss California gets backing of lawmaker ... from Alabama ~ By Chelsea Schilling

While many in Hollywood ridicule her, scores of Americans are now applauding Miss California's stance against same-sex marriage – including one Alabama lawmaker who drafted a resolution supporting her. At Sunday night's Miss USA pageant, Carrie Prejean was asked the one question she dreaded most, and her answer brought her both scorn and praise. From the article:
But while many Hollywood actresses stand by Hilton and condemn the beauty queen for her beliefs, one lawmaker is has drafted a resolution in support of the courageous contestant. State Rep. Jay Love, R-Montgomery, told the Montgomery Advertiser that there are those "telling people what they can believe and what they can say," which he believes is wrong. He said Prejean is being ridiculed and punished for refusing to support a lifestyle that goes against her beliefs. "I don't believe that's right," Love said. He said he applauds her for not compromising her beliefs by giving a politically correct answer. The bill was introduced Tuesday and every member of the House Republican Caucus and some Democrats have signed on as co-sponsors. However, State Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said the resolution cannot pass because he claims Miss California is associated with right-wing organizations and supports discrimination. [Emphasis mine] "I am not for the Alabama Legislature honoring her in any kind of way," Holmes said. [Continue reading]
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