While the fight for gay rights remain bogged down and a nightmare here in the United States, same-sex marriage and gays in the military have never been issues in Albion, the virtual nation where “Fable” players battle bandits, reanimated corpses and lead revolutions. Though not integral to the plot, gamers have been able to be gay and lesbian and marry characters of the same sex since the sweeping saga launched in 2004 brought to us gay geeks by Peter Molyneux and Microsoft Game Studios Europe.
“You can be gay. You can be bisexual. You can get married as many times as you like. It’s up to you. My fascination is with what that means to people. It means they can be who they are rather than who I require them to be.”
And now Molyneux and his team at British developer Lionhead Studios are adding another way to play as gay — or otherwise — in the franchise’s epic third installment, which tasks players with leading a revolution in the newly industrialized Albion. For the first time in the series, a player’s character, regardless of their sexual orientation, can adopt children.
So now when the Prince of Albion isn’t battling reanimated corpses, searching for mystical medallions or attempting to overthrow his tyrannical brother, he can go home and relax, live and love with his husband, Kyle the Blacksmith, and their two adopted sons, Alex and Tim.
Bravo to Fable III. Because at the end of the day isn’t that what we all want?
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