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Hugh Hefner: 'The Fight for Gay Marriage is a Fight for All Our Rights'

Hugh Hefner speaks out about the importance of defeating the conservative battle to deny gay people civil rights, in the new issue of Playboy, Politico reports.

HefnerSays Hefner in the issue:

“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...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.”

Book: Hugh Hefner Found Gay Sex Interesting


Stephen Watts forthcoming book, Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream, weaves the unsurprising story that Hugh Hefner was a free sexual spirit, but does lay down one tale that probably more frequently goes underreported among self-described straight men:

"Hefner's thirst for sexual experience became so strong that he even had a one-time homosexual experience. One evening in downtown Chicago he was propositioned and, according to Sellers, he 'thought, what the hell. Found it an interesting experience. As far as I know, the guy just gave him [oral sex].'"

Said Hefner of the book: "This is the most authoritative book ever written about me . . . It's all essentially true."


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