Thursday, 26 July 2012

It's Not All Bad News: Gamers Back EA Backing Gay Marriage

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but the comments on this article over at Joystiq are pretty positive.The article briefly announces that EA have joined a coalition of US companies opposing the Defence Of Marriage Act, a piece of anti-gay marriage legislation, prompting an inevitable flamewar in the comments section but with a surprising slant. Until the comments get overrun by a pretty transparent forums invasion, there is a really strong presence of commenters making articulate and uncompromising pro-gay marriage arguments and taking apart the relatively few bigots who stick their head above the parapet.

Maybe this is something to do with Joystiq's community or maybe it is indicative of a wider shift in demographics and attitudes within the gaming community, but either way it's really positive to see this kind of support for equal rights coming out of a scene where homophobia used to be the baseline.