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Miss California Carrie Prejean joins campaign against gay marriage



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For all of those who didn't give The Juice* enough grief last week about calling out Miss California Carrie Prejean for her stance on gay marriage (she isn't a fan, btw), get your angry emails ready: Prejean announced on Thursday's Today show (watch it above) that she's working with the National Organization for Marriage on a campaign to oppose it further.

"I am just here to protect marriage," the 21-year-old said. "The National Organization for Marriage basically just respects marriages and people who support it. I am here to protect traditional marriage."

But how does she feel about the backlash from that darn liberal media about speaking her mind?

"I never thought in a million years that this would be happening right now," she said. "I was attacked for giving my own opinion on stage. I am going to do whatever it takes to protect marriage," which she adds "is something that is very dear to my heart, and I am just here to protect it. That's all I am here to do."

And just to keep the peace, she throws in an olive branch: "Regardless of our opinions, we need to respect each other, even when we disagree. It's all about respect."

We'll let our dear readers fill in the blanks on that last part.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]


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