Gay Archie Character to Tie the Knot
Kevin Keller will wed in January issue
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 15, 2011 4:01 PM CDT
Kevin Keller, left, the first openly gay character, is shown on a cover with his father.   (AP Photo/Archie Comics)

(Newser) – Last year, Kevin Keller became Archie Comics’ first openly gay character; now, he’s getting hitched, On Top Magazine reports. “Kevin followed in his father's footsteps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero,” the comic company says in a press release. “But that's not all—It's Kevin's wedding day!” Spoiler alert: Kevin’s nuptials will reportedly be timed with Archie’s separation from Veronica.

The announcement has sparked the ire of gay-marriage opponents, the magazine notes. “It is unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution,” said a Family Research Council rep. Meanwhile, at Mediaite, Jon Bershad parodies such reactions. “With this comic book coming out (no pun intended) and Chaz Bono dancing with stars, it’s only a matter of time before every child out there is a gay married transsexual,” he notes. Click for more.

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Sep 16, 2011 12:12 PM CDT
Archie is still dating Veronica after all these years?
Sep 16, 2011 8:49 AM CDT
-Liberals- are murders (Abortion) therefore they are -Evil- just like the -Nazis-???
Sep 16, 2011 3:05 AM CDT
"Gay" people are nothing new. Years and years ago..there were the "Spinster ladies" who lived down the street...or the "confirmed batchlor guys" who ran that farm. There are even "gay" animals and birds!! My theory is the gayness was Gods way of trying to limit the population explosions! He did make them all! And no doubt in his mind..they are as 'perfect' as the rest of their kind! .....just saying...