"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. 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."
- The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, expressed his discontent with the culture war being waged by conservatives in the September issue of his magazine. Hefner also added that fighting for marriage equality is "a fight for all of our rights."