Monday, May 14, 2012

Newsweek Obama Cover: " The First Gay President"

Newsweek on Sunday released the cover of its' latest issue, a vibrant spread commemorating President Barack Obama's support of same-sex marriage, picturing the commander-in-chief with a rainbow-colored halo accompanied by the controversial headline: "The First Gay President."

In the cover story, author and gay activist Andrew Sullivan states that president's multi-cultural heritage provided a common ground with the gay community, which likely helped him come to his stance on same-sex marriage.

"He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family," Sullivan claimed, "just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family."

Obama Wednesday became the first sitting president to declare his support for gay marriage, telling ABC News it's "important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

Addressing his A-list base at a fundraiser at George Clooney's Los Angeles home Thursday, the president alluded to his historic admission as "a logical extension of what America is supposed to be," as the country "grew directly out of this difference in visions."

"Are we a country that includes everybody and gives everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly and is that going to make us stronger?" Obama wondered. "Are we welcoming to immigrants? Are we welcoming to people who aren’t like us? Does that make us stronger? I believe it does, so that’s what’s at stake."

It has to be mentioned that Newsweek hits newsstands Monday.

What do you think of Newsweek's cover?

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1 comment:

  1. Personally I feel that the shape this country is in, this topic should have been left out of the Presidential agenda. He couldn't even fix the country the first time around. And well, he did say that while he supports it, it will still be left up to each state as to whether it goes through.


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