The Sims 4 Finally, My Wedding Stories Game Pack will be released in Russia despite the country’s homophobic stance towards the LGBT community.
When My Wedding Stories was announced, it was revealed that the bundle would not be sold in Russia.
In Russia, same-sex marriages as well as civil unions of same-sex couples are not allowed, and in July 2020, Russian voters approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
In addition, any content deemed “gay propaganda” should only be considered adult content intended for persons 18 years of age or older. There are laws against distributing “propaganda” to minors that promote “non-traditional sex”. This includes distributing materials related to LGBT culture or to say that same-sex relationships are equal to relationships of the opposite sex. Because of this, Maxis There are no plans to release The Sims 4 pack domestically as it would be deemed non-compliant with this particular law.
Now, after “listening to the emotions that are pouring out” from the community, Maxis said it’s important for it to stand up to its values, “including fighting homophobia and segregation. Share stories like this with those who want and need it most.”
“With this in mind, we re-evaluated our options and realized we could do more than we initially believed, and now we’re releasing The Sims Game Bundle. 4 My Wedding Stories for our community in Russia, unchanged and unchanged” studio said.
“Love is love, and The Sims community will continue to be a safe space for those who want to see a world where it’s true for everyone.”
My wedding story is the first revealed through a leak before Maxis officially announced the game pack a few days later.
Originally set to launch today, because of initial issues with its release in Russia, the game bundle will now arrive on February 23.
https://www.vg247.com/the-sims-4-my-wedding-stories-will-release-in-russia-despite-law-against-promoting-lgbt-relationships The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories to Release in Russia Despite Laws Against Promoting LGBT Relationships