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Holy Wedding Bells! Batwoman Proposes to Girlfriend

By Jase Peeples

Will wedding bells be ringing in Batwoman’s future?

According to Bleeding Cool, the latest issue of the lesbian caped crusader’s solo series suggests it’s a strong possibility.

In Batwoman #17, published today, Kate Kane (Batwoman) proposes to her secret girlfriend Maggie Sawyer.

The issue marks another historic milestone for LGBT representation in the media genre as it contains the first lesbian proposal in a mainstream comic book.

Followers of Batwoman artist J.H. Williams III were treated to a hint via Twitter before the issue’s release that an important chapter in the life of DC’s leading lesbian lady would be going down this week. He also expressed why the character has come to mean so much to him and fans alike on his personal website on Tuesday. "Batwoman is an important character, and a socially important one that has meaning that extends well beyond the printed pages of the world she lives in, reaching out into ours possibly affecting those who encounter her story."

Positive buzz about one of the highest profile LGBT superheroes in comics today will undoubtedly be welcomed by DC, as the latest developments in Batwoman have unfolded on the heels of the publisher’s earlier controversial announcement that antigay advocate Orson Scott Card would pen the new anthology comic book series Adventures of Superman.

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