Conservative commentator Ann Coulter brought today’s audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington to its feet in applause after urging the Republican party to include gays – perhaps getting the last word on the place gays have in the conservative movement after a tussle that pitted social conservatives against libertarians at this year’s conference.
“The left is trying to co-opt gays,” she said. “They should be on our side.”
The fight over the Republican party’s acceptance of gay conservatives and gay rights came to a head at CPAC, after organizers invited the gay conservative group GOProud to be an official participant. Some social conservative groups protested the convention as a result, but gay conservatives and their allies this week declared victory, observing that they were well-received at the event.
More to follow, I’m sure….