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Miss California: Obama and I agree on same-sex marriage

By Jimmy Orr / May 12, 2009

Do President Obama and Miss California Carrie Prejean share the same position on same-sex marriage? At a press conference this morning, Prejean said, "The president of the United States, the secretary of state, and many Americans agree with me in this belief."

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Well, we're not the only ones who thought President Obama's position on same-sex marriage sounded eerily close to Miss California's...

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Last week we drew that comparison after White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged a direct question on the issue only saying that Obama supported civil unions.

We wrote that had Gibbs bean "wearing a swimsuit or a sparkly gown, you could say he looked like Miss California." (Although we don't think he would have won).

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At a press conference this morning, Trump and Prejean all but guaranteed Gibbs will face the question again.

"It's the same answer that the president of the United States gave," Trump said. "She gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from her heart."

When Prejean took to the mic, she concurred: "The president of the United States, the secretary of state, and many Americans agree with me in this belief."

At the presser, Trump announced Prejain would retain her crown despite the release of photos showing the beauty queen experiencing multiple wardrobe malfunctions.

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We've included two videos below. The first is President Obama addressing the issue at a campaign event last year. And the second is the widely viewed response of Miss California at the Miss USA pageant.

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