Miss California disowned over anti-gay marriage stance
Thursday 25 February 2010
The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.
In a statement, Mayor Nancy Krasne said that 23-year-old Lauren Ashley, Miss California USA, lives in Pasadena and doesn't represent Beverly Hills in any capacity.
She said she was shocked to see statements made by a beauty pageant contestant under the name of Beverly Hills, "which has a long history of tolerance and respect".
Ms Ashley recently told Fox News and other media outlets that same-sex marriage goes against God and the Bible.
The pageant's executive director Keith Lewis said contestants choose the area they represent and Ms Ashley chose to compete as Miss Beverly Hills in November.
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