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Marriage Equality Comes toFinal Fantasy

Marriage Equality Comes toFinal Fantasy


The 14th installment ofFinal Fantasy will soon embrace same-sex marriage.

In a sign of LGBT advances, popular video game series Final Fantasy will be giving gay geeks everywhere the opportunity to marry a same-sex partner within the game, reports Pink News.

Video game producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed the addition to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn today during a livestream Q&A, where he revealed that the upcoming patch 2.4 will open the doors to all gaming characters to marry in what is being called a "bonding ceremony" regardless of race, nation, or gender.

"People within Eorzea will be able to pledge their eternal love and or friendship in a ceremony of eternal bonding," Yoshida said. "And this will be open to people regardless of race, creed, and gender. Two players ... if they want to be together in Eorzea, they can, through this eternal bonding ceremony."

He added, "We realized: Within Eorzea, why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way."

Gaming is generally seen as a heterosexual male pursuit, but with this new addition it's clear the makers of the Final Fantasy franchise are making an effort to recognize the diversity of active gamers.

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