Gay Hobbits and Middle-Earth Matrimony?

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure if you've been following the recent controversy in Middle Earth, but the video game company behind Lord of the Rings Online has recently decided not to allow players to get married. As G4 is reporting,

"It's not because marrying someone in a videogame is way too dorky to even consider, either: The prohibition is for a more complicated, compelling reason."

Essentially, it all comes down to gay marriages. Worried that homosexual hobbits and interspecies relationships go against Tolkein's fantasy, the company Turbine has announced that they're putting the kibosh on Middle Earth weddings (and more importantly civil unions), much to the dismay of gay gamers and anyone who wants to see more elf-Hobbit matrimony. Read more here at G4.