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If I started a new game as a woman would I be able to marry another woman? If not, is there a way (possibly using the console) to have a same-sex marriage?

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Well hello there ambiguous and controversial title, I'll see you in Hot Network Questions soon no doubt –  CyanAngel Jun 10 at 14:23
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Thats how I found it! –  Danejir Jun 10 at 18:49
    
Huh, I thought it was a well known fact that you can have same sex marriages in Skyrim. You don't even need to use console commands, just ask them to marry you the same way you would ask someone of the opposite sex. –  Ataraxia Jun 10 at 20:20
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Now I'm wondering what's the first computer game to allow same-sex marriage. Skimming through en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_characters_in_video_games , it looks like "Fallout 2". –  Andrew Grimm Jun 11 at 3:27

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The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages States that:

In Skyrim, you have the option of marrying an NPC, regardless of race or gender. To do so, you must complete the quest The Bonds of Matrimony, which involves speaking with Maramal about marriage and wearing an Amulet of Mara which signifies that you are available to be married. Once you have found an NPC who also wishes to be married, and whose disposition towards you is high enough, you can gain their consent to marry you and then attend the wedding ceremony at the Temple of Mara. After the wedding, if you speak with your new spouse, you can determine where they will live.

As long as you want to marry an NPC that wants to be married, regardless of race or gender, you can marry them. So, interracial marrying is also possible.

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Yup I married Lydia as a female Khajiit. No discrimination in Skyrim. –  user73392 Jun 10 at 15:28

Yes it is possible. Additionally, if you see an NPC you like but can't marry him/her, you can use a console command that changes their status.

I think this is the command: Addfac <variable> 1 - Adds the selected NPC to a faction (e.g. addfac 19809 1 adds an NPC to the marriage-faction, allowing players to marry this NPC)

Note: Be very careful when using this command. If you use it on an important NPC it can break any quests related to that character.

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I would be extremely careful with this command if you use it on an important or NPC. This can mess pretty much everything up. So this command should be used with caution. –  Y U NO WORK Jun 10 at 10:35
    
@YUNOWORK Indeed. I will update my answer. –  Parrotmaster Jun 10 at 13:00

Same sex marriage is allowed in the game.

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