I think that I would have been more subtle about it by dropping subtle
hints over a long period of time so that people get used to the idea.
(And the speculation would have been good publicity. ) Instead it
feels like they are trying to force an agenda. It seems completely
unnecessary and I don't like the lack of continuity with the decades
of character history.
Not that what happens in a comic book is that important, but I like
the movie version of Green Lantern that is clearly heterosexual.
I don't think that the comic book pages are the place to promote
unresolved controversial social agendas.