February 13, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Petition targets ‘Superman’ anti-gay writer
DC Comics, gay news, Washington Blade

(Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

LONDON—DC Comics continues to face criticism over its decision to hire a former National Organization for Marriage board member to write the next chapter of the Superman franchise.

The Guardian reported on Monday the company commissioned Orson Scott Card to write for its upcoming Adventure of Superman series scheduled to be published in April. The newspaper described Card as “a long-time critic of homosexuality” who said same-sex marriage is “the end of democracy in America.”

All Out has launched an online petition to urge DC Comics to reverse its decision to hire Card.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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