Conservative celebrity Ann Coulter is okay with New York legalizing gay marriage, if the move shuts people up about the topic of gay rights.

The 49-year-old Coulter has previously walked a fine line on gay rights, appearing at events alongside gay GOP group GOProud, but also opposing gay marriage and repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

Marriage “is not a civil right – you're not black,” she told members of GOProud last year.

Coulter appeared Wednesday on cabler HLN's The Joy Behar Show to promote her newest book.

“The only reason I might be happy is maybe they will shut up about it,” she told host Joy Behar with a chortle. “OK, the media capital of the world has gay marriage, can we move on now?”
“I not only want 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for the military, I want 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for all of society. Just give me a week where we're not talking about gays.”

Despite her own gag order, Coulter went on to suggest gay troops were unfit to serve.

Her comment, “I not only don't want open gays in the military, I don't want open girls in the military,” prompted Behar to ask who should be serving openly.

“Heterosexual men,” Coulter answered. “The same sort of men who can be firemen.”

Coulter is a syndicated columnist and author of numerous anti-liberal books, including How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter, and her latest Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America.

(Related: Ann Coulter refuses to talk about her personal life.)