Gay rights under assault: Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner has lashed out at conservatives for continuing “to assault the right of gays.”entertainment Updated: Aug 23, 2012 17:19 IST
Hugh Hefner has lashed out at conservatives for continuing “to assault the right of gays.”
“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,” the Politico quoted him as writing in a Playboy magazine editorial.
“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.
“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,” he wrote.
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,” Hefner added.
“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,” he wrote.
First Published: Aug 23, 2012 17:13 IST