Star Wars game now has gay characters on gay planet

Star Wars illustration 
By: Wayne Morin 

If you are a fierce advocate for gay rights you now have your own game where to pursue a gay romance in an online game environment, according to a statement by a game developer.

Despite strong opposition from thousands of angry players, the game software developer has added a feature supporting homosexual relationships in the game "Star Wars: The Old Republic," but only on one planet.

"As we have said in the past, allowing same-sex romance is something we are very supportive of," Jeff Hickman, executive producer of "Star Wars: The Old Republic," said in a blog post last week.

He also revealed that same-sex romances will be allowed only on the Makeb planet and the company is "looking for more options in the future for same-sex romances," he wrote.

The gay planet appears only in an expansion pack called "Rise of the Hutt Cartel," and includes characters with flirtatious behavior for the same sex.

The move has sparked controversy among all involved with some calling for the separation of the sexual preference of the game and lambasting others who feel what they say is digital segregation by allowing same-sex romances on just one planet.