The Game of Life -- Gay or Straight?

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An online version of the popular family board game known as "The Game of Life" now gives children a choice to have either a traditional or same-sex family during the course of the game.

Children can download and play the game through the popular website

The game takes players through the different stages of life-- going to college, getting a job, and having kids.

Click play for comments from Dan Isett of the Parents Television Council.

But when it's time to get married in the game, the player is faced with the choice of whether to be gay or straight.

Online Game Targets Children As Young as Eight

With animated graphics, the game targets kids as young as eight years of age.

One concerned gamer posted a review warning parents.

"This game potentially contains adult issues dealing with same-gender marriage," the reviewer wrote. "Be prepared for comments and questions dealing with that if you have kids playing this game."

CBN News tried to contact Hasbro, the makers of the original board game, for a comment but they couldn't be reached.

Sources: CBN News,

*Originally aired March 19, 2009.

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