Code of Conduct update, Gamertag restrictions lifted, express yourself

It appears that Xbox LIVE is changing with the times ladies and gentlemen.  Although it’s late to the party, Xbox LIVE’s Code of Conduct has been updated to allow for certain freedoms of expression.  If you’re gay, then tell the entire Xbox LIVE community so.  In a letter to all Xbox LIVE members,  Marc Whitten discusses the changes to the Code of Conduct that should make for some interesting discussion and not to mention more interesting profiles and Gamertags.

“I’d like to announce an update to the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use and Code of Conduct which will allow our members to more freely express their race, nationality, religion and sexual orientation in Gamertags and profiles.” – Marc Whitten, Xbox LIVE General Manager

You may use the following terms to express your relationship orientation in your profile or Gamertag:

Lesbian
Gay
Bi
Transgender
Straight

I’m all for it but I can’t help but be concerned of how crazy things are now going to get with the range of idiots on Xbox LIVE taking advantage of this freedom by taking shots at lesbians, Muslims or otherwise.  What say you?

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