Mary Fee, a Scottish member of parliament, has introduced a motion into parliament supporting the marriage between two gay characters in an upcoming X-Men comic.
The motion by the Labour Party MP, who represents West Scotland, states “that the Parliament welcomes the news that the Marvel comic, X-Men, will feature its first same-sex marriage…”
It also goes on to say that parliament “agrees that same-sex marriage should not be restricted to the world of literature and fantasy.”
The motion has been backed by at least eight other MPs in the Scottish parliament.
This kind of motion is often introduced in parliament as a symbolic sign of support for an event or individuals.
Issue 51 of Astonishing X-Men, to be released on June 20, will feature the wedding between superhero Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle.
The much-hyped fictional nuptials have been slammed by right-wing and religious organisations in the U.S.
Last week, the group One Million Moms issued a statement condemning the X-Men marriage issue as well as plans by rival comic publisher DC to have one of its characters, still to be named, come out as gay.
“They… want to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light,” the group said.
“These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin…”