Apparently, marriage is allowed in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

For example, as a Human, if I wanted to show my love for an Argonian or Khajit, and they were up for it, would I be shunned or treated differently by NPCs?

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    Yet another great title for everyone to gawk at when it shows up in 'hot questions'...
    – fire.eagle
    Nov 11, 2011 at 16:53
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    This is an excellent question and I'm curious for the answer. Supposedly in Skyrim, every single NPC has a direct opinion of you...interracial marriage should definitely play a role in that.
    – spugsley
    Nov 11, 2011 at 17:33
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    Are the only a separate race, or are they a separate species? Shouldn't this be about inter-species marriages?
    – Zoredache
    Nov 11, 2011 at 23:53
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    @Raven it seems you're correct. The main races are grouped Man, Mer, and Beast. uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Races
    – Arkive
    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:04
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    As for why "race", it's just fantasy-genre convention to use "race" when what is actually meant is "species". Blame the 1978 printing of D&D. In TES there are both different species and different races in the species, but they roll it all together under "race". Nov 12, 2011 at 19:55

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Skyrim's idea of romance is pretty tame compared to other RPG franchises (like Dragon Age and Mass Effect from BioWare). For the most part, who you marry is completely irrelevant, and nobody will comment about it: Skyrim is a very forward-thinking kind of place.

The official guide confirms this, even highlighting the lack of racial effects on marriage as a bonus.

So go and marry that Argonian, we won't judge (not that there's anything wrong with it).


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