Pageant To NOM: Cease & Desist

The Miss California USA pageant doesn’t want NOM using images from the contest on their website. Via TMZ:

The Miss Universe Organization just told us they’ve fired off a cease and desist letter to the National Organization for Marriage — after NOM used footage from the Miss USA 2009 pageant in an anti-gay marriage commercial. The commercial — which is currently still playing on NOM’s website — uses Carrie Prejean’s pageant response to the gay marriage question as a selling point for the ad. This doesn’t mean the MUO is taking sides on the issue — just saying NOM can’t use the copyrighted material to promote their agenda.

When will they snatch Carrie’s tiara and crown the runner-up, Tami Farrell – Miss Malibu USA?