Gay Rights Group to Carrie Prejean: Let's Do Dinner!

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Open discussion and debate is at the heart of democracy.**

With that in mind, Equality California - a pro-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) organization - has asked Carrie Prejean to join members of its community at an upcoming dinner.

Carrie Prejean at the Mic

Carrie Prejean wants people to judge her on her bikini body, not her gay marriage stance.

Geoff Kors, the executive director of Equality California, said: "Miss California probably doesn't realize how hurtful her statements are, especially to the LGBT youth... this is about something much bigger than the issue of marriage alone, and I have to believe that if she meets us, she will come to see our humanity."

Follow this article's jump to read Kors' letter to Prejean, and to let us know if you think she ought to accept the invitation.

In his letter to Miss California, Kors wrote:

As the executive director of EQCA, I'm writing to you in an effort to begin an open, honest dialogue. As such, I'd like to invite you to meet with me, LGBT students as well as a family headed by a same-sex couple so you may learn more about our families, our aspirations and our lives. I'm especially interest in introducing you to LGBT youth who can share with you their heartfelt stories about how the prejudice they face on a sometimes daily basis at school and in their local communities impacts them.

It is our hope that by meeting with us you'll come to see our humanity and one day support our unequivocal equality.

With your position as Miss California, you have an incredible opportunity to help bring people together and to make a difference. I hope you will seize that opportunity and accept this invitation.

Do you think Prejean should accept this invitation?

** However, there is no debating how much Perez Hilton sucks.

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Carrie Prejean Quotes

I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be between a man and a woman.

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Marriage is good. There is something special about unions of husband and wife. Unless we bring men and women together, children will not have mothers and fathers.

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