Conservative celebrity Ann Coulter has said backing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” isn't anti-gay.

The policy which expired on September 20 after nearly 18 years on the books banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

Supporting “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is not “an anti-gay position; it's a pro-military position. The basic idea is that sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond,” Coulter wrote at her blog.

“Soldiers, sailors and Marines living in close quarters who are having sex with one another, used to have sex with one another or would like to have sex with one another simply cannot function as a well-oiled fighting machine. A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered.”

Last month, Coulter joined the advisory council of gay GOP group GOProud and was given the title of “gay icon” by them.

GOProud Chairman Chris Barron defended Coulter's right to oppose DADT repeal.

“Ann's position on this [is] clear, and so is GOProud's. We respectfully disagree,” Barron was quoted as saying by “We aren't the pod people here at GOProud. We can disagree among ourselves. Unlike the left and their RINO enablers we don't believe that every person who opposes DADT repeal is anti-gay. Indeed Ann has done more for gay people – courageously speaking out at CPAC, for example – than most of the gay organizations here in D.C.”