Shanna Moakler Stands Up for Gay Marriage

Heads up, Carrie Prejean; Shanna Moakler is calling you out!

Little more than a week after the Miss California Prejean shocked the world by blasting the concept of gay marriage during this year’s Miss USA contest, Travis Barker’s ex and former Miss USA Moakler has released an ad championing gay rights.

What’s more, her beauty-queen compatriots, former Miss California contestants Raquel Beezley and Tamiko Nash, have joined her in her quest.

The ad blasts Proposition 8—which effectively banned gay marriage in California when it passed last November—and features the trio standing in front of an American flag, with “No H8″ scrawled across their cheeks and duct tape covering across their mouths.

But duct tape or not, Moakler isn’t staying silent on the topic of gay rights.

“I believe Prop 8 lead a campaign of confusion and never made clear what was being asked of the people,” she tells “I find most people have a problem with the word ‘marriage.’ What I hope for is helping others understand ‘civil union’ and then one day helping people learn ‘marriage’ is something not God, not the state or country can solidify, but between two people who love each other.”

Readers, have your say in the comments section: Do you agree with Moakler on the subject of gay marriage?