Whether she lost the crown because of her anti-gay marriage answer isn’t the problem. Why were any of the contestants asked politically charged questions in the first place?

It’s one thing to ask “why can’t kids read a map” as Miss South Carolina was asked last year, it’s quite another to ask “how do you feel on gay marriage”?

It’s an unfair, polarizing question regarding one of the most divisive issues in our public discourse… asked to a contestant in a friggin’ beauty pageant.