Wednesday, February 24, 2010

California, Beauty, and Gay Rights

Another California beauty queen has spoken up against Gay marriage and California politicians  decry the lack of tolerance by showing the full force of their own intolerance for diverse opinions.

"The City of Beverly Hills today denounced statements made by Miss California USA contestant Lauren Ashley, the self-described Miss Beverly Hills. Ms. Ashley resides in Pasadena and is currently a contestant for the Miss California USA title. She does not represent Beverly Hills in any capacity," the city said in a news release issued Wednesday. "The City of Beverly Hills strongly condemns Ms. Ashley's recent statements and has contacted pageant officials to determine ways to formally prevent any beauty contestants claiming the title of Miss Beverly Hills in the future."


"I believe in the rights of the individual and their personal beliefs, and I believe in tolerance and respect for all sides of the issues," {State pageant director Keith} Lewis said on Wednesday. "I hope Beverly Hills exercises the same inclusion."

HT: Knowledge is power

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