*A gay conservative group invited Ann Coulter to its Homocon summit over the weekend and she was true to form in her speech, telling about 150 attendees they have no “right” to get married.
Marriage “is not a civil right — you’re not black,” Coulter told the crowd, building upon an argument that suggests the equal protections provided by the Fourteenth Amendment — and potentially used to build a case for marriage equality — were only applicable to African Americans.
Coulter, who was dropped from a recent event by conservative publication WorldNetDaily for these Homocon comments, wasn’t done taking social issues to the heart of perhaps the most socially liberal faction within the GOP.
But the attendees of Homocon can’t say she didn’t warn them — literally.
“I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage,” Coulter said at the beginning of the speech.
And the organizers of the event didn’t seem surprised.
“We didn’t invite her here because we agree on everything,” GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia told the Daily Caller. “We invited her here because we know she gives a great speech and we had a great dialogue on that subject tonight.” As for Coulter, she told the Daily Caller that the gay crowd was actually more receptive to her anti-gay marriage message than they were willing to concede.
“The truth is…they’re already against gay marriage, they just wont admit it publicly,” said Coulter. “I’m trying to get these gays to come out of the closet.”