MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House has approved a resolution that praises Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean for speaking out against gay marriage.
The House approved the resolution Thursday by Republican Rep. Jay Love of Montgomery on a voice vote.
Prejean was competing as Miss California and finished second after answering a question from judge Perez Hilton concerning gay marriage during Sunday night's televised pageant.
She said she felt marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Love said Prejean stuck to her convictions even if it meant losing the pageant.
Love said he has received a number of e-mails and phone calls from across the country since introducing the resolution.
He said more than half of those disagreed with the resolution.