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Miss California gay-marriage debate coming to a head

May 8, 2009 |  2:23 pm

Misscal The saga over Miss California and the whole gay-marriage debate may come to a head Monday.

The Miss California USA Pageant has scheduled a news conference on Monday in Beverly Hills to discuss the controversy surrounding title-holder Carrie Prejean.

Prejean made national headlines last month when during the Miss USA pageant she said that marriage should be between a man and woman. She said in later interviews that she does not support gay marriage (California voters voted to prohibit gay marriage last November).

Some have questioned whether her comments cost her the Miss USA title, and she's been the subject of much criticism from pro-gay-marriage activists.

Now, Miss California officials say they are looking into whether Prejean violated rules by working for a group opposed to gay marriage and by posing semi-nude. It's unclear whether she could lose her California crown if officials determine that she broke the rules. Prejean has said she did nothing wrong.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Associated Press