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Gay Marriage and Obama: 5 Key Moments From Ann Coulter's Internet Q&A Session

Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter sat down for a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, where she delivered some of her most candid views on gay marriage, President Barack Obama, the separation of church and state, women's rights and a plethora of other timely issues.

Through the flurry of questions and answers, Coulter's signature comedy was on full display. We've decided to highlight five of the more noteworthy -- and controversial -- exchanges, below:

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Author Ann Coulter speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

1) On same-sex marriage front, one Reddit user named DuelistDeCoolest asked why the commentator opposes gay marriage. Her response? "I mostly oppose gay divorce."

2) Later, Coulter was also asked about her views on "trans rights." The questioner was clearly inquiring about issues associated with transgender equality.

Coulter, though, had yet another quip, essentially declining to get into the finer details of the contentious issue: "I loved TransWorld Airlines. So sorry to see them go away."

3) The conservative commentator, a Christian, has spoken out about faith in the public square many times in the past, which is why it's no surprise that another user named Slevo wanted to know whether she believes in the separation of church and state.

"If not, how can you determine which religion is the correct basis for laws?" the user asked.

Coulter took aim at the question, writing:

"Are you Ed McMahon trying to pitch me a softball? it's not only not 'explicitly' there, it's not 'implicitly' there either. Lots of states had established religions during after the passage of the 1st amt, which says 'CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.' I.e. congress could neither establish a religion, nor interfere with the states doing so. Read it again (or I should say, for the first time.)"

4) Gay marriage and church-state separatism weren't the only curiosities on the agenda. R3ckl3ss wanted to know what Coulter really thinks about "reproductive rights."

"With your stance on limited government and the arguments made about Obamacare 'in between you and your doctor' how do you reconcile your party's push to legislate women's health issues?" the user asked.

Coulter responded by claiming that neither her nor the Republican Party are interested in legislating women's heath issues. Instead, she said that saving the lives of the unborn is paramount.

She called abortion "such a repellant procedure that it is given a euphemism by people who want to kill unborn children as 'women's health issues.'"

5) As for some of her harsher words about Obama, Coulter didn't seem willing to back down. Reddit user W0NGK0NG said, "Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary where you tweeted that Barack Obama is a retard. After a year of reflection, would you still call him a retard?"

Coulter's response -- which was typed in all caps -- was, "NOW MORE THAN EVER!" But she wasn't done there. The author noted an even more virulent response about Democratic activists that came from none other than Rahm Emanuel.

"Since you seem to be into anniversaries, today is also the 3.5 year anniversary of Rahm Emanuel calling the Democratic base "f---ing retarded," Coulter wrote.

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While contention was certainly sprinkled throughout the Reddit AMA, there were also some more personal questions. We'll leave you with a "bonus" interaction.

Spacemann_Spiff asked, "What is one thing that people have wrong about you?" Coulter explained that those who read her books and columns and not only what has been written about her in media "don't have much wrong."

You can read the entire Reddit transcript for yourself.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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