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Gay wedding for ‘X-men’

Los Angeles - Marvel comic book crime fighters X-Men have put down their weapons and picked up wedding rings for the first same-sex marriage in the superhero world, set for June.

Marvel on Tuesday said Jean-Paul Beaubier, aka Northstar, a Canadian with piercing blue eyes and silver-streaked black hair who can move and fly at superhuman speeds, will propose to his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in the issue, “Astonishing X-Men #50,” due on sale May 23.

Artwork from the cover of Marvel Comics "Astonishing X-Men #51" is shown in this undated publicity photograph released to Reuters. Credit: REUTERS

“The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window, so we strive to make sure our characters, relationships and stories are grounded in that reality,” Marvel editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso said in a statement.

“We've been working on this story for over a year to ensure Northstar and Kyle's wedding reflects Marvel's 'world outside your window' tradition.”

The pair will marry in the next issue of “Astonishing X-Men #51,” on sale June 20, and some comic book retailers will be hosting wedding parties on that day, Marvel said.

Northstar and Kyle have been a couple since 2009, but Marvel is not promising the pair will live happily ever after.

In fact, Marvel asks in its wedding announcement: “Will their path to wedded matrimony in New York City be smooth or are there hidden dangers around the corner?”

As if battling evildoers and saving the world weren't enough. - Reuters

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