Archie’s Kevin Keller is getting married!

After introducing its first gay character last year, Archie Comics will soon have him marrying another man.

Archie Comic Publications has announced that the character of Kevin Keller will be tying the knot in the issue of Life with Archie coming out in January.

When the Kevin character debuted in September 2010, the publisher said it was meant to keep the fictional town of Riverdale, where Archie and his friends live, up to date with modern times.

While gay rights activists are applauding the move, others are not surprisingly criticizing it.

Peter Spriggs of the Family Research Council told Fox News.com, “It’s unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution. I think whatever boost in sales might come from the novelty or curiosity factors will be more than offset by the number of both kids and parents who will be turned off by this storyline and its obvious social and political agenda.”

 

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