Ann Coulter is really proud of her claim that she talked gay GOP group GOProud out of supporting gay marriage, and wants America's gratitude.

The 49-year-old Coulter stirred the conservative pot last fall when she agreed to headline Homocon 2010, the first annual convention of gay conservatives sponsored by GOProud. But she rankled some of the gay Republicans in the room when she said that marriage “is not a civil right – you're not black.”

At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington she attempted to have it both ways, claiming that she had convinced the group to drop its support of gay marriage because the issue was being used by liberals to destroy the family, while supporting their participation in the convention. GOProud's co-sponsorship of the event prompted a backlash from social conservatives who organized a boycott.

She told CPAC attendees that liberals like to use gays as “a cat's paw to attack the family.”

“The left is trying to co-op gays and I don't think we should let them. They should be on our side. We're for low taxes, we're for low crime, we're against the terrorists that want to kill gays. Gays are natural conservatives,” she told the crowd.

Appearing Tuesday on Fox News, she repeated her claims to host Sean Hannity.

“I was GOProud's first speaker. They're conservative gays. And I talked them out of their gay marriage plank,” she said.

“You're welcome, America.”

“Liberals have been using one special interest group after another for their attacks on the family,” she added. “Liberals don't care about blacks, they don't care about women, they don't care about gays – they care about destroying the family so that you have one loyalty and that is to the state.”