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Meet Tye Marini. He wants to have a pretend same-sex fiancee. But in a cruel twist of social injustice, Nintendo’s new life simulator game, Tomodachi Life, doesn’t recognize gay unions.

So, like any hero would, Marini is staging a hashtag protest, #Miiquality.

“I want to be able to marry my real-life fiancé’s Mii [the digital avatar used in Wii], but I can’t do that,” Marini said in an online video this week. “My only options are to marry some female Mii, to change the gender of either my Mii or my fiancé’s Mii or to completely avoid marriage altogether and miss out on the exclusive content that comes with it.”

Nintendo’s controversy reflects the ongoing problem of diversity in video games, Think Progress whines.

No simulated equality, no peace!


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