Yes, She Still Has A Right To Speak Her Mind

22 April 2009 at 10:02 am (Entertainment, Televison, Why Is This News?) (, , , , , )

Even though I don’t personally agree with Miss California’s personal definition of marriage, I have to say that I agree with her stance on not changing her views in light of all the controversy surrounding her answer of Perez Hilton’s question on Saturday nights Miss America pageant, which aired April 18.

For those that have yet to see the clip, I’ll post it to help you better understand the situation:

Anyhow, as I said, I personally don’t define marriage as that between a man and a woman. I honestly don’t care whom marries whom and if gays want to marry each other who am I to say they can or cannot? But, that doesn’t mean Miss California doesn’t have the right to feel as she does. I respect her opinion and everyone else should as well. Respecting ones opinion doesn’t mean agreeing with or accepting it.

We live in a society where we can speak freely (thought not always without consequence). Why should she have to take back her words or apologize for them? I don’t think she should nor should she be forced to. For who? Society? Perez? The gay community? Why?

I’m going to agree to disagree with Miss California and I’m hoping others do as well but I’m not going to deny the woman her right to freedom of speech. She wasn’t hateful nor rude. She answered a question and she shouldn’t be persecuted for it.

With all that said, I think HOW she answered it was pretty dense. She isn’t really that well spoken/well versed. She seems dumb as nails but I’ve only seen that clip and have yet to see others. I will give her the benefit of the doubt though and watch some more when I have the chance.

Your thoughts are always appreciated.



  1. Yes, She Still Has A Right To Speak Her Mind | Entertainment @ U Want 2 Know .Info said,

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  2. Mz. Fenyx said,

    I think her answer was just fine. She acknowledges the fact that there are gay marriages and she isn’t against them per se, but to HER…her upbringing defines marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. People can’t really say anything about that, at least imho. I don’t really believe in gay marriages, but if they’re getting married, let them do what they want to do. Not everyone will believe in everything, everytime.

  3. Bob said,

    I agree that Miss California was far from articulate in her answer, and I sincerely hope that is the reason she did not win. As far as the issue of Gay Marriage, kudos to her for sticking to her beliefs and not caving in when it would have been so easy to do.

    With all the controversy around this subject I am concerned about the age old mantra of the gay community… Intolerance. Intolerance is a 2-way street, If I dont agree with you then I’m intolerant? Seems the exact opposite. I appreciate the gay communities right but also leave room for those whom think otherwise.

    But personally, I’m glad we’ve shifted away from the unimportant issues of escalating war, pirates, greedy banks unwilling to lend their ill-gotten stimulus package… This is far more important…

    Now back to my nap…

    • Corprah Lanfrey said,

      “Intolerance is a 2-way street” I wholeheartedly agree with you on this.

      and the sarcasm at the end of your comment is duly noted. lol.

  4. Kandra Marcantel said,

    I don’t really agree with your post, but it’s possible to argue it both ways

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