I’m working on a story idea that’s actually based off of a D&D that reminiscent of Warhammer 40k for those of you familiar with it. One of the main characters (a female if that happens to be relevant) has two dads who are both in the military with her. The story behind that is after her mom died the main chara wasn’t sent back to civilian life (soldiers are taken at 14 months for training) and instead stayed. After a few years her biological dad married another man and so now she has two dads. It’s a utopian like world so there’s none of today’s silly squabbles.
Because it’s just a D&D campaign right now I can easily change the fact that the main chara has parents in the military at all. I have a friend who thinks it’s pointless and will simply aggravate people who are against gay rights and will also lose me many readers. I believe it would help to support gay rights as I plan to develop them before even mentioning that they are in fact married. Even after the fact is made clear I don’t plan to really emphasize that she has two dads because in this society two dads are just like a mom and a dad. People don’t really care and the only thing strange is that she has immediate family who are also in the military.
So my question for all of you wonderful people is this, would you or would you not read a story that had a main character that had two dads?