Miss-ed California Carrie Prejean’s Fumble

Miss USA 2009 runner-up Carrie Prejean of California is making headlines for actually having an opinion beyond “world peace is a good thing.”

Miss California’s (Carrie Prejean) answer to judge (and gossip provocateur) Perez Hilton’s question about legalizing gay marriage started out rather political but soon veered into tangible conviction: “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.”

These women are savvy, goal-oriented and aware. The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who see to improve the lives of others.

Nothing about Miss California’s answer to the question of Gay Marriage says “humanitarian” nor does it coincide with improving the lives of others. Discrimination does not promote human welfare.

All that said, she may have grounds for a discrimination lawsuit herself — against the Miss USA pageant, a legal analyst says.

“It’s her religious beliefs which prompted her to say ‘I don’t believe in same-sex marriages.’ So she was espousing her beliefs,” and could sue for a violation of Title VII, which forbids discrimination on the basis of religion.

Are you kidding me?!