Hugh Hefner has long been free to love as many ladies at a time as he pleases, and he can't see why others aren't able to marry whomever they'd like! Writing for his own magazine, the 86-year-old Playboy mogul explains his take on gay marriage and why everyone's right to get it on is truly at risk.
"The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights. Without it, we will turn back the sexual revolution and return to an earlier, puritanical time," Hugh Hefner wrote in a piece published online as well as in the September issue.
"Today, in every instance of sexual rights falling under attack, you'll find legislation forced into place by people who practice discrimination disguised as religious freedom," he continued. "Their goal is to dehumanize everyone's sexuality and reduce us to using sex for the sole purpose of perpetuating our species. To that end, they will criminalize your entire sex life."
Hugh Hefner, who has recently reconciled with former fiancee Crystal Harris, went on to say that conservatives continue "to assault the right of gays, whether by denying them to right to marry or, as in Kansas, by attempting to empower landlords, business owners and employers to discriminate against gays on religious grounds."
Of concern in particular, he writes of laws both present and in the works that affect everyone looking to purchase contraception. Outlining a few examples, Hefner wrote:
"In Arizona, under a proposed bill women who hoped to have their health insurer cover birth control would have been forced to provide their employer with proof they were taking the pill for a medical condition — not just for the purpose of avoiding pregnancy. A new Kansas law allows a pharmacist to refuse to sell someone contraception on the grounds that such a sale could violate the pharmacist’s religious beliefs. Similar laws already exist in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and South Dakota."
Hugh Hefner went on to conclude, "This is a religious nation, but it is also a secular one... No one should have to subjugate their religious freedom, and no one should have their personal freedoms infringed. This is America and we must protect the rights of all Americans."
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