Your tax dollars at work. The Alabama House of Representatives approves a resolution that praises Miss California Carrie Prejean for her public stand against marriage equality. The Birmingham News reports:
The House approved the resolution Thursday by Republican Rep. Jay Love of Montgomery on a voice vote. 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.
The entire Republican caucus supported the measure in addition to "some Democrats", reports the Montgomery Advertiser.
In related news, the Alabama House's Education Committee approves a "bare-bones" budget that "cuts all funding for classroom supplies for teachers—items like chalk, paper and crayons. It reduces funding for textbooks to $17 a student."
The "family values" of the Alabama legislature: No money to buy textbooks for schoolchildren, but plenty of time for resolutions on beauty pageants and gay rights.