The First Gay President

Not to be outdone by Time‘s controversial breastfeeding cover, this week’s Newsweek will feature Barack Obama staring out from the newsstands with a rainbow halo over his head, above the tag “The First Gay President.”

The problem, of course, is not that the announcement itself was not political—we’ve all suspected/pretty much known Obama has absolutely zero problem with gay marriage—but that the entire buildup to the announcement was so blatantly political. Did we really need three years of Obama’s evolution on gay marriage when it was clear from everything about the man’s biography and character and policies that he didn’t give a hoot whether two men wanted to get married?… read more

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