Take that, Time magazine. A week after Time‘s controversial breastfeeding cover, Newsweek has fired back with a cover article on President Obama’s support for gay marriage—with the headline, “The First Gay President” and a rainbow-colored halo hovering over Obama’s head, Politico reports. Apparently Newsweek editor Tina Brown meant it when she saw Time‘s cover, laughed, and said, “Let the games begin.”
Newsweek has revealed an excerpt of Andrew Sullivan’s cover piece, which argues that Obama’s support for gay nuptials is “not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” Sullivan was more effusive on NPR the other day, saying that when he saw Obama’s ABC interview, “the tears flooded. There is something about hearing your president affirm your humanity that you don’t know what effect it has until you hear it.” And yesterday he blogged on Daily Beast about a GOP memo arguing that Republicans should support gay marriage from a “family values,” conservative point of view.
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