US: Obama `first gay President`

Newsweek is celebrating Barack Obama`s endorsement of same-sex marriage by featuring his image on its cover.

Zeenews Bureau

Washington: In a controversial stunt, Newsweek`s May 21 issue calls Barack Obama the US` "first gay president”.

Newsweek is celebrating Obama`s endorsement of same-sex marriage by featuring his image with a rainbow halo above his head. The issue’s cover story, titled "The First Gay President”, is penned by Andrew Sullivan, who is the popular -- and openly gay -- political blogger.
In a blog post published earlier this week, Sullivan had written: “I do not know how orchestrated this was; and I do not know how calculated it is. What I know is that, absorbing the news, I was uncharacteristically at a loss for words for a while, didn`t know what to write, and, like many Dish readers, there are tears in my eyes.”

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