I refer you to the precedents of Betty and Veronica go Goth or, going back a little further...
Now Archie has put a gay character into their comics. This is unquestionable proof positive that being gay is not only acceptable in mainstream America, but it's actually a bit passé.
Riverdale High School, the stomping grounds of comic books' favorite teen and his friends, is opening its doors to an openly gay student - a first in the 69-year history of the character.
Sigh...in the what-year history of the character?
You keep loading those fish into the barrel while I go get my gun, ok?
"Nothing against her." Yeah, that's one way of putting it.
(Get it? That was a double!)