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May 12th, 2009
08:46 PM ET

Miss California keeps crown

Like it or not, it seemed like everyone was talking about Carrie Prejean today.   After she hit a nerve by defending her position against gay marriage during the Miss America Pageant, controversy and semi-nude photos followed.  Donald Trump held a news conference and said Miss California can keep her crown.    Some of our Superstar iReporters sounded off on the Miss California controversy. Check it out:

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  1. Leonard Cohen

    Who cares????????

    May 13, 2009 at 1:15 am |
  2. janet

    I thought it was about that fact that she went MIA on the Miss California pageant, not because it was based on her answer. I am glad she answered how she felt and not how she thought she was supposed to. . however it's ironic that she was talking about her grandfather fighting for the freedom of everyone in WWII, here she is with her beliefs to not want the freedom or marriage for everyone...hmm. Why don't these people that want to protect marraige .. protect it from divorce . .go scream at the ones wanting divorces and annulments.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:47 am |
  3. Don

    Lets just ban marriage all together for everyone. If people want to "get married" in a religious sense, that is fine, but dont make it legally binding. No legal benefits for it. No special treatment. Problem solved.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  4. AJ Brown

    What is the big deal about beauty pageant contestants posing in near-nude pictures prior to the contest when they parade them around before the whole world in skimpy two piece bathing suits that leave very little to the imagination?? It is that the pageant wants to be the first one to "expose " them???

    May 13, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  5. Christian E

    She was asked a completely subjective question on which the judges only wanted one answer. The media wants to call this a controversial answer when the majority of 2008 state referendums (including Miss California's home state) on gay marriage proposals were voted down. This isn't a closed issue, and Miss California is in the majority. She had the integrity and courage to politely express an opinion in front of a crowd that she knew might not receive it well. You gay marriage supporters espouse openmindedness and tolerance but only so far as everyone thinks the same way you do. Hypocrits.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  6. willie hayden

    I have come to really like ,and respect Ms.California.
    Alot of young girls do fall into the trap of photographers in their rush, and the excitement of starting a modeling career. Yet , on anothere front. I am tired of those of the Gay rights movement attacking , and being vacissiouse towards those who do not agree with them.
    As an African American, I am deeply offended every time they use the Civil Rights struggle of Blacks in comparison to their movement. It is still debatable , and yet made factual that being gay isn't nothing more than a choice.But , being born a spacific race isn't.We could not change who we are or our culture to accomadate society at large, so we had to fight.They on the othere hand, are forcing us to accept , and accomodate a lifestyle that is already protected by laws that do exist.Also they are forcing Christains to ignore ,and put away their doctorinal beliefs , so they can feel validated in their choice of lifestyle.
    Who'm shall we obey, God or men; the decission is easy.

    willie hayden

    May 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

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