The cover of Newsweek magazine this week proclaims President Obama "the first gay president."
The cover pictures Obama with a rainbow-colored halo over his head. The New Yorker's cover for this week, likewise, is an image of the White House, with the iconic columns on its South portico arranged in the colors of the rainbow — a prominent symbol for gay rights.
The Newsweek cover goes a step further by adding the religious symbol of a halo above Obama's head.
Obama said this week that he is personally comfortable with same-sex marriage — the first time a sitting president has taken that position.
Newsweek's "first gay president" cover story is written by Andrew Sullivan, a blogger at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who is openly gay.
The moniker evokes Toni Morrison's description of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital Biden, Democrats risk everything unless they follow the Clinton pivot (they won't) Giuliani picks Abe Lincoln filter for attack against McAuliffe MORE as "the first black president."