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I couldn't disagree more. The whole idea of multiculturalism and ignoring our differences is quite misguided in my eyes. Our differences are what define us and make us special. It's an extremely personal decision how you want to define yourself. Take a black Jewish gay woman for example. She can choose to identify with all subcultures or none of them, and that choice is an integral part of how she might want to present herself. It's not our right to control it.
Who would know your sexual preference anyway unless you want it known... and the only way for it to be known is by having discussions that don't belong in video games. Who cares what other people think? Are you allowed to think as you will? Everyone else is too.
As for the story, are you serious? JRPGs are notorious for having androgynous characters.
For marriage, I still think it's a stupid idea. Who cares about marriage anymore? Only religious individuals have a reason to marry - a holy sacrament. No one else is bound by such an old-fashioned, out-of-date practice. Is love only attained through a piece of paper? Ah, my bad. Marriage isn't about love but rather benefits.
Lastly, slurs are used to belittle and demean others, but it's rare. It's also a sign of progress as the definition of words are changing - labels are being erased.
The word "gay" once meant happiness. It then became a label for sexual preference. Not it means incredibly lame.
The "f-word" once meant servant. Then became a slur on sexual preference. Now it means ridiculously annoying.
Isn't the whole point of progress to remove labels and dividers? To me, dividers are kept in place to divide and conquer - how would all these human rights organisations continue to make billions of dollars if there were no dividers? And there are plenty of people who continue the front by joining and creating exclusive groups.
Gotta have a group for gay people, a group for straight people, a group for black people, a group for white people, etc... A dam shame that we can't have a group just for people - always labeling; always dividing.
The marriage mechanic's name was changed from explicitly being called marriage to being called an "eternal bond" or something like that, because SE didn't want to explicitly support gay marriage, probably because it's not legal in Japan. They had even said previously they only wanted to implement straight marriage at first. So it can be argued whether or not gay marriage is allowed.
"For marriage, I still think it's a stupid idea. Who cares about marriage anymore? Only religious individuals have a reason to marry - a holy sacrament. No one else is bound by such an old-fashioned, out-of-date practice. Is love only attained through a piece of paper? Ah, my bad. Marriage isn't about love but rather benefits. "
For most of human history, marriage wasn't about romantic love. It was for survival and benefits. Of course one would hope you grew to love your spouse, but it wasn't a requirement. Not sure why you believe marriage should be solely for love today.