Its a fictional story, with fictional characters in a fictional world. Why does anything matter at all?
Even if they all expressed disgust for homosexuals and made a drug to *save* a character, who cares?! It reflects on the people in the game, the fictional characters, not anyone else. I just don't understand what they're thinking when they do things like this.
Because, and this may be hard to believe, fiction does not exist inside a bubble. It exists within culture and business, and most of modern western culture sees giving a player the agency to borderline date-rape someone out of their natural born sexual orientaion to be extremely creepy. Condoning that kind of gameplay is bad for PR and it's bad for sales. You know what's bad for neither. Localizing it out.
Yet we routinely murder, steal, desecrate and fornicate in games and most modern western culture thinks that extremely creepy.
Movies, Television, books, comics and every other media goes far beyond videogames in depicting "creepy" stuff. This support conversation is child's play stuff and videogames will continue to be considered child's toys everytime a silly issue like this raises a huge controversy.