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Batwoman authors quit because character not allowed to wed girlfriend

DC Comics reportedly said couple could not marry

Is Batwoman's same-sex marriage off? Credit: towleroad.com

The authors of DC Comics’ Batwoman series have quit, partly over the publisher’s refusal to allow Batwoman to marry her girlfriend, Towleroad reports.

JH Williams and W Haden Blackman will leave the series in December, saying DC made sudden last-minute changes to plotlines they spent months developing.

One of those plotlines was Batwoman’s gay marriage. Batwoman was engaged to her girlfriend, police officer Maggie Sawyer, in a comic in February.

According to Williams, DC Comics told the authors “emphatically” that the couple could not get married. Williams and Blackman say the loss of the wedding was the most crushing blow to their work.

Williams later clarified that DC’s editorial decisions had “never been put to him as anti-gay marriage.”