Newsweek released a controversial magazine cover this week that declares President Barack Obama the country’s “first gay president.”
The magazine cover, which comes on the heels of Time’s own controversial cover, shows Obama with a rainbow halo over his head. Andrew Sullivan, the popular and openly gay blogger, writes about the commander-and-chief’s decision to support gay marriage.
The article, which is published online, writes about Sullivan’s initial beliefs about Obama during the 2008 presidential election and his announcement last week that came on the hells of North Carolina voting to ban all rights for gay couples.
Here’s what Sullivan said about Obama’s announcement:
“Like many others, I braced myself for disappointment. And yet when I watched the interview, the tears came flooding down. The moment reminded me of my own wedding day. I had figured it out in my head, but not my heart. And I was utterly unprepared for how psychologically transformative the moment would be. To have the president of the United States affirm my humanity—and the humanity of all gay Americans—was, unexpectedly, a watershed. He shifted the mainstream in one interview.