Additionally, if both couples were dwarven paladins, drow expatriots, blue-eyed asians or any other subset you like, with no real reason for them to (all 4) be dwarves or drow or blue-eyed asians, I'd change one set, because my players would again wonder what the heck was going on.
"Are we in the blue-eyed asian section of the Worldwound?"
It jars, and there's no reason for it, except to make a very specific statement.
Your madlibs are, except for #1 and possibly #2 not in the same ballpark as my statement, but thanks for playing. #3, #4, and #6 are game related, and not controversial. #5 means you're comparing sexual orientation to personal taste, which goes completely against the dogma on both sides of the sexual orientation debate.The NPCs' homosexuality is not game related, nor is it as banal as liking ice cream. It is a statement, as James posted. I don't like my ice-cream covered in ketchup, and I don't care to have someone else's political agenda dumped into my gaming.
I'll be honest, my group is pretty much on the "Queer is just that," side of the debate, so yeah, they're going to look at 2 homosexual couples in a row and no straight couples in sight and find that jarring. If you don't, super.
And really... that's the most ridiculous thing that you've ever heard? Is that just code for, "Boy, CEB, you're really an ignorant git."?
My problem is not that there are 2 homosexual relationships in this AP. If the plan was for Paizo to unfurl its rainbow banner and show the world that LGBTQNH characters can be good and strong and a driving force in the world of Golarion, then yay for Paizo.