Yesterday marked the first same-sex wedding in mainstream comics - Marvel’s Northstar married his boyfriend Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51. To celebrate the occasion, a comics store in New York City decided to hold a wedding for one lucky gay couple.
Scott Everhart, 39, and Jason Welker, 33, were selected out of 50 applicants for the chance to marry at Midtown Comics on the day of the comic book’s release. The Ohio pair met online and had one of their first dates at Free Comic Book Day in 2011.
The couple had been talking about marriage this spring, but Ohio does not allow same-sex marriages. Then Mr. Everhart, a site manager at an adult day care center, stumbled onto a notice about the Midtown Comics event. “I didn’t say anything to Jason until they notified me and said they were interested and going to interview us,” he said. “That’s when I broke the news to him and kind of proposed at the same time.”
“It’s a huge step for us as a couple, but also for us in the community,” said Mr. Welker, an architect. The men plan to have a follow-up ceremony in Ohio for friends and family who could not make it to New York on such short notice. “My brother will be really angry with me if he doesn’t get to be my best man,” Mr. Welker said.
Awww. This is such a cute idea. Congrats to them, to Northstar and Kyle, and to all comics fans who got their first big gay wedding yesterday!