Publicado: 05-13-2012 10:10 PM
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Newsweek has released the cover of their next issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'.
The news-magazine, which hits stands Monday, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself.
Controversial: Newsweek released their cover early, likely hoping to drum up attention for their next issue and their same-sx marriage coverage
The article accompanying the cover was written by the news magazine's regular blogger, Andrew Sullivan, who is an openly gay self-titled conservative political pundit.
'When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,' Mr Sullivan said in a statement about the article.
'He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,' he wrote, describing the similarities between Mr Obama and the gay community.
'It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics,' representatives from the news magazine told Politico in a statement about the article.
President Obama's announcement came several days after Vice President Joe Biden said that he was 'absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties.'
Republicans, the vast majority of whom are against gay marriage, said that Mr Obama simply made his historic announcement in an effort to gain support among liberal voters in the lead up to the general election.
'While President Obama has played politics on this issue, the Republican Party and our presumptive nominee Mitt Romney have been clear,' Republican national committee chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
'We support maintaining marriage between one man and one woman and would oppose any attempts to change that.
Publicado: 05-14-2012 09:41 AM
Newsweek Calls Obama the First Gay President
By Katie Pavlich
It seems as if Newsweek may have jumped the shark with its latest cover implying President Obama isn't just a supporter of gay marriage, but that he is actually gay himself.
The news-magazine, which hits stands today, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself.
Last week, Obama touted his pro-gay marriage stance on his Twitter page and on his campaign website.
And of course, the cover article is written by Andrew Sullivan, the same writer who heavily questioned whether Trig Palin was really Sarah Palin's son.
President Obama is taking full advantage of his "coming out" moment on gay marraige and will head to a swanky NYC fundraisier with gay singer Ricky Martin today.
Obama is heading to the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea for a $5,000-a-ticket fundraiser co-hosted by the LGBT Leadership Council and openly gay singer Ricky Martin.
Ricky Martin is also an admirer and fan of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez...
BIRDS OF A FEATHER F.CK TOGETHER!!!