Yeah, yeah I know. The video game industry has peddled gratuitous criminal violence, fornication and other other offenses against chastity (even if heteronormative) for years; so what’s one more offense? Well, sometimes it takes just one more straw to make you re-evaluate what pop-culture ephemera you let into the house. After implying the usual dubious connection to the civil-rights movement, this article gets to the point:
With The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim, this forward march to awarding recognition for same sex marriage has now reached the video game world.
While same sex relationships is not new in RPG video games, this year’s Dragon Age 2 featured a same sex relationship between former Grey Warden Anders and Karl. However, The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim will actually allow same sex marriage not just same sex relationships. The news broke through Bethesda community/ PR point man, Pete Hines through his Twitter feed. He wanted to point out that Bethesda didn’t feel the need to make a big deal of the subject. There was no move on their part to keep it hush hush.