@SC: Let's also not forget how much of a fuss people were making over the character of Bunker. They've been making such a big deal that he's gay, and the character hasn't even premiered yet. For all we know, he could have been the most annoying person in the world.
Marvel pointing out that they have a gay character who is coming out of the closet in their book, and that they are addressing it in a very serious manner, ( I really liked what some of the pages had to say) shows that they're saying they're doing the same as well. Hell, I know a lot of people are suddenly turning to AA cause of this. It even has given Strker an interesting feature now beside Cocky jerk.