Can the gay marriage issue cost someone Miss USA?

Chicago Tribune:

Miss California says candor cost her the crown in Sunday’s Miss USA competition.

Carrie Prejean, 21, probably knew she was in trouble when she acknowledged her opposition to same-sex marriages in response to a question from openly gay judge Perez Hilton, the celebrity blogger.

“In my country, and in my family, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” Prejean replied. Later, she lost to Miss North Carolina.

[HT: Ryan Sayre Patrico @ First Things]