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Cyrus Gives Gay Marriage Her Blessing

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Apr 22, 2009 | 4:56am EDT

Christian pop sensation Miley Cyrus has jumped into the same-sex-marriage debate, insisting Jesus loves everyone -- gay or straight.

Blogger Perez Hilton reached out to top celebrities after attacking Miss California Carrie Prejean for her anti-gay marriage stance at the Miss USA pageant over the weekend.

Hilton, who was judging the beauty contest, asked the San Diego stunner for her thoughts on same-sex marriage and was floored when Prejean revealed she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman.

The blogger has been blasting Miss California ever since, and now he has asked celebrities for their thoughts on the controversial issue.

Responding to him via her Twitter.com account, the Cyrus writes, "Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! thats like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz hes gay and that is WRONG and very sad! like i said everyone deserves to be happy [sic]."

But some stars are taking the matter further -- and taking aim at Prejean herself.

Former beauty queen Shanna Moakler, who helped mentor Miss California before the pageant, admits she was upset by the blonde's response to Hilton's question, and has refused to speak with her since the pageant.

In a Twitter.com post, she writes, "I don’t know how you can call a gay man or woman your friend and not want them 2 have the same joys as yourself. In my family we believe in equal rights for all. I am sad and hurt.

"It's one thing to have an opinion - I am very opinionated and have dealt with backlash from it - it's another to alienate people who cared about u."

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