Bethesda's Peter Hines revealed on Twitter that same-sex marriage will be allowed in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Hines made the comment after a Twitter follower accused him of being "hush-hush about this aspect of the game. His reply:
"Not hush hush, just not making a huge deal out of it. You can marry anyone." In a subsequent tweet he clarified by adding: " … not any NPC, [I] just mean any male or female. Doesn't matter what you're playing."
Skyrim spouses are more than just arm candy; players can find true love, a companion that might travel with them, or a roommate to share the house you'll end up paying a ridiculous amount of money for in the game. Romance and marriage certainly need to be more than distractions. No matter what sex or race you want to get married to (or simply hook up with).
You can explore this side of the game when it is released on November 11 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.