I don't see what the big deal is about having gay options in a RPG is. If someone wants to play a straight character then they can play as a straight character. Other people choosing to pursue a same sex relationship doesn't detract from their experience or enjoyment of the game at all.
Personally I always gravitate towards a romance that seems to be the most fitting or attractive to whomever I am playing as. Gender means squat.
This is looking pretty good.
I'll probably be playing something along the lines of an atheist/agnostic character too. I hope that you can be pretty diplomatic about that otherwise getting the religious faction companion to like me will be difficult.