Three years ago, at the 2009 Miss USA pageant, horrible hater Carrie Prejean opined, in response to a question from Perez Hilton that:
Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.
Things were a whole lot different tonight.
A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant after embracing transgender beauty queens.
Olivia Culpo topped a field of 51 beauty queens on Sunday to take the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. She strutted across the stage in a purple bikini and a purple evening gown with sparkly belt.
In the dreaded final question round, Culpo was faced with the most difficult question of the night: would it be fair for a person born a man to be named Miss Universe after becoming a woman? Culpo never stumbled as she embraced the Miss Universe Organization's recent decision to admit transgender contestants.
How far have we come? How lovely was this?
Olivia Culpo, Rhode Island, fielded a question from Twitter. Rob Kardashian read it:
"Would it be fair if a transgender woman won the Miss USA title?"
"I do think it would be fair..." she replied, because "there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it's a free country." The crowd erupted with cheers.
Miss Rhode Island:
And, well OK: