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More On Coulter's QuislingCon Speech

Talking Points Memo reporter Megan Carpentier, whose live tweets from Homocon 2010 I followed last night, has posted her story. According to Carpentier, headliner Ann Coulter's offensive remarks went far beyond telling the crowd that they didn't deserve civil rights.
First, she ran down the stereotypical stand-up comedian's list of reasons, including that lacking the legal right to marriage allows the less-committed partner to weasel out of it. But in a more serious note, she parroted the losing arguments of the lawyers supporting California's Prop 8 and told the crowd that the reason she opposes (and they should oppose) same sex marriage is that it is strictly for procreation. In one of a series of racially insensitive remarks that pervaded her speech, Coulter added, "Marriage is not a civil right. You're not black." It was part of a larger argument on which she later elaborated, telling the crowd that the 14th Amendment only applies to African-Americans and that it does not, in fact, apply to women, LGBT people or other minorities. [Snip]

Coulter also made a forceful case against sex education in schools, accusing liberals of attempting to teach kindergartners about "fisting" (which garnered her a heckler, who shouted out "What's wrong with fisting?") and told the crowd that most parents didn't want their children learning about the "homosexual lifestyle" instead of reading and writing. Several attendees, who requested anonymity, were also startled by her racially-tinged humor: in addition to her comments about civil rights, she also accused single parents of breeding muggers and blamed the decline in marriage in the African-American community on welfare, "the subsidization of single parenting" and overly liberal child support laws.
Carpentier notes that many of last night's Homocon attendees were very unhappy with Coulter's speech. Funny, that's not what we're getting from all those celebratory tweets issued by GOProud afterwards.

Read Megan Carpentier's entire report

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