Its been a long time coming but Square Enix have confirmed that same sex marriage will be possible from the upcoming patch onwards. Rejoice people, equality is here!
Taken from Kotaku.co.uk:
Fans of Final Fantasy XIV who were upset about the game’s controversial decision to exclude gay marriage need not worry any longer. Square Enix just confirmed during one of its live-streamed E3 developer talks that the game will introduce same-sex relationships in an upcoming patch.
Quoting from a translator here, Yoshida said that upon the arrival of the 2.4 patch, “people within Eorzea will be able to pledge their eternal love and or friendship in a ceremony of eternal bonding. And this will be open to people regardless of race, creed, and gender. Two players…if they want to be together, in Eorzea, they can—through this eternal bonding ceremony.”
“We discussed it,” Yoshida added, “and we realised: within Eorzea, why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way.”
The team is also considering things like “special mounts that only people who pledged their love and friendship can ride.”
And with that matter settled, they started talking about the possibility of adding a dueling system.