Georgia State Legislature has passed a law that would allow businesses owned by people with religious convictions to deny employment and services to LGBT people and anyone else who "violates their sincerely held religious beliefs." The Walt Disney Co. and its subsidiary Marvel Studios has joined other businesses in threatening to stop doing business in the state if Governor Nathan Deal does not veto the law, which is currently awaiting his signature.
Talent, swimsuit and all the rest aside, this part of the competition was unfair. Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, was asked if she would support a "military style assault weapon ban." Her response wasn't delayed or politically correct. She said, "no." Then she, articulately, explained why.