Gay character Kevin Keller is getting married in an upcoming issue of Archie Comics.

Kevin arrived at Riverdale High last September, first coming out gay to Jughead at Pop's Chocklit Shoppe.

“Watch out for her, Kevin,” Jughead says referring to Veronica. “She's a royal pain.”

“She's not so bad,” Kevin responds. “I'm just not interested in dating her.”

Jughead insists: “Veronica's not going to let that stop her!”

“It's nothing against her! I'm gay!” Kevin says. “I guess I should just be up front!”

Instead of acting surprised, Jughead wonders how long it will take Veronica to “figure it out for herself!”

In Life With Archie #16, Kevin returns from war to get married, while Archie separates from his wife Veronica.

“Kevin followed in his father's footsteps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero, but that's not all – It's Kevin's wedding day!” Archie Comic Publications said in a release.

Opponents of gay rights criticized the storyline.

“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,” Peter Spriggs of the Christian conservative Family Research Council told Fox News.

“I think whatever boost in sales might come from the novelty or curiosity factor 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,” he added.

Commenting at on the announcement, Jon Bershad sarcastically suggested that children's entertainment should avoid reflecting the real world we live in.

“Now I know what the argument is for people who are going to try to make a big deal out of this,” he wrote. “It's not that they have anything against gay people, per se. They just don't think it's a subject that belongs in children's entertainment. I totally agree. And, you know what? Race is a tricky subject too! That's why every character on TV should be played by a white person! Then, when the parent thinks their child is old enough (lets say around the time they're shipping off to college), they can explain to them that Maria on Sesame Street was actually secretly Hispanic the whole time. That's so much easier!”

The issue arrives on newsstands in January.