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This isn't the first time Hugh Hefner has spoken out in support of gay rights, but we have to say…he's never been so eloquent as he is here!
With the 2012 Presidential election fast approaching, the 86-year-old Playboy founder dedicated his entire September issue's editorial to the current political climate in the United States today, and openly criticized the conservative agenda's inability to understand the separation between church and state!
“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. 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. [Conservatives] 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. In Arizona, under a proposal 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. 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.”
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
He really hits on important points that we think sadly, so many - half his age, mind you - either refuse to acknowledge or try and understand!
Thanks for your support of - and no-nonsense attitude toward - such important issues!
You're a breath of fresh air!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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