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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Hugh Hefner can marry — again — but gays can’t?!

Hugh Hefner doesn’t engender much sympathy. The twice married 85-year-old legendary porn purveyor goes through the day in silk robes and pajamas surrounded by scantily clad beautiful women way less than than half his age. But I will admit to a very small pang of sorrow for Hef after reading in the New York Post today how his bride-to-be, Crystal Harris, 25, was scheming to become a runaway bride for the sum of $500,000 and reality television fame. Kinda made me wonder why the so-called Defense of Marriage Act doesn’t outlaw this kind of idiocy?

A source told us, “Crystal wanted to ditch Hef at the altar. Her plan was to walk up the aisle and say she couldn’t go through with it. The wedding was to be filmed for a reality special, and her refusal to marry him would be a sensation. She was looking for a tie-in deal of around $500,000 for the exclusive ‘I ditched Hef at the altar’ interview. While there was interest, Crystal didn’t get an offer anywhere near half a million.”

Oh, it was also reported that Harris had been two-timing Hef with another man for months.

I’m so glad the sanctity of marriage is limited to those who couldn’t care less about it. I’m happy that the rights and responsibilities that come with marriage were about to be wasted on yet another couple who would take them for granted. And I’m thrilled there are folks out there who insist on fighting tooth and nail to keep gays and lesbians who revere the institution of marriage from truly honoring its traditions of love, honor and commitment so that straight couples can continue to denigrate it the way Crystal Harris was about to.

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