Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ann Coulter gives straight talk on marriage at HomoCon

I'm not keen that she was at HomoCon. But you have to hand it to the lady: she's got chutzpah

According to reports, Coulter charmed her audience of 150 at the HomoCon fundraiser for GOProud with a number of jokes, admitting that it must have been difficult to come out of the closet and tell their parents that they were conservatives.

But then the outspoken pundit said to her audience, “I should warn you: I've never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage."

Talking Points Memo reported that Coulter explained to the crowd that she supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman, because the institution is fundamentally about the procreation of children.

Coulter then stated frankly that keeping marriage defined and restricted to heterosexual couples does not violate homosexuals’ civil rights. She also said that same-sex “marriage” was “foisted on Americans by the courts."

Marriage, she said, “is not a civil right — you’re not black.”

Coulter wryly commented that the well-moneyed homosexual community hardly looked like an oppressed group – especially when compared to other minorities that have had a long history of social oppression.

"Blacks must be looking at the gays saying, 'Why can't we be oppressed like that?'" said Coulter.

During a question and answer session with GOProud chairman Chris Barron, Coulter appeared to agree that politicians who support traditional marriage, but embrace no-fault divorce, are engaging in hypocrisy, and that pro-marriage politicians should advocate the repeal of no-fault divorce laws.