The mod, which allows you to change dialogue and all references to your pre-war spouse to be the same sex as your character, has attracted violent, homophobic messages and even death threats.
The "LGBT Family" mod was created by Overseer777, to give players the choice of being a part of a same-sex couple in the in-game universe. The dialogue was also changed to make it ambiguous as to weather Shaun was adopted or born as a result of surrogacy / advancements in science.
Unfortunately, some of the comments being left on the mod's comment section on the Bethesda website are both shocking and hate-filled, with the mod also being subjected to a focused down-voting campaign, with the mod having 2 stars out of 5 from 1868 reviews, despite only 490 having downloaded it.
One user posted a series of messages stating that "we need [to] kill more of them" - an apparent reference to the recent shooting in Orlando, which was followed up with "Lets hope [they] do the last time was funny as hell." and "If this mod stays up I will kill some myself."
Another user wrote "stupid gays kys (kill yourself)", and that they was disappointed that the mod wouldn't feature LGBT settlements, as they were "looking forward to some more genocide."
Despite many of the comments being posted as long as 3 days ago, and having been reported to Bethesda on multiple occasions, the comments still remain on the official mod page as of the time of writing, which serves as a disturbing reminder that even when same-sex relationships are introduced into a game via a completely optional mod, that many will attack and respond with violent, bigoted comments.
If you don't believe in same-sex relationships, that's fine; but to attack a mod and it's author in such a horrific way is completely unacceptable.
Considering the base Fallout 4 game even allows the player to pursue a same-sex relationship with companions, the basis of this attack is both inexplicable and without merit.
I reached out to Bethesda to ask if they intend to do anything about the comments that have been left on the mod. So far they have declined to comment. If there are any updates, they will be posted here as and when we get them.