Newsweek magazine features President Barack Obama on the cover of the May 21st issue. The heading reads: 'THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT.'

Of course, the president isn't gay, but he made history on May 9 when he became the first sitting president to voice his opinion endorsing same-sex marriage.

In his cover piece, writer Andrew Sullivan makes the inevitable comparison between the civil rights struggle and gay rights.

And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. "He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family," Sullivan writes.

But other than Obama giving his opinion on a touchy subject, nothing much has changed politically. Obama will not campaign on a platform of gay marriage, and his decision has already cost him 7 key states in the presidential race.

And on Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee quietly passed its version of a bill to protect military chaplains from having to perform same sex marriages on military installations.

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    • xamayca

      Wow smh he cant ever win no matter what with these people lawd i almost want him not to get re elected just so people can leave him alone. Anywho Happy Mothers Day to all the fab mommys who take care of their family as they are supposed to while wearing 5 inch heels:-)

    • Anna

      “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,”
      ~~~~~
      Wow.

    • Secret

      He only said he back gay marriages to get votes. He should have stuck with what he first said regarding the unity of marriage. Mean what you say because of what you feel not because of what others think.

    • rockstar

      Stop it! Just stop it already. I'm tired of a persons skin color being compared to someones sexual preference.

    • Ms. Everything

      The headline and the cover is disrespectful, not just to the President but to the gay community (imo) and to the black community. He isn't gay, he may support gay rights but he isn't gay and referring to him as the "first gay President" is one reason why many straight men don't speak out on gay rights because then people want to assume that they themselves are gay. I understand what the writer is doing but I don't appreciate it and I'm sure the President doesn't appreciate it either. And the civil rights movement (to be explicit the fight for equal rights that we as black people in this country are still fighting for) can not be compared to the fight for gay marriage. I've said this before and I'll say it again... stop comparing the two please!!! They are two separate fights, two separate arguments with two separate reasons for fighting.

    • Ni ni

      I’m tired of a persons skin color being compared to someones sexual preference. :preach:

    • bumblebee

      Really, newsweek (no caps for you)?! THIS is how you spend your time and use your platform?

    • LuvMySailor

      I supported BHO during his first election but this latest move is a publicity stunt to electrify his most liberal base who are disinchanted that he is not "liberal enough". When he first took office, he was anti-gay marriage. I remember this. However, 24 hours after NC passes Amendment 1, he changes his tune. It's an election year ploy.
      Sandra is right, nothing has changed. He supports gay marriage but "will leave it up to states to decided", meaning the South will stay red. However, he does have to respect states rights.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      To Newsweek ----> The All-Out BLASPHEMY Continues Though :|

      To THE TOPIC at Hand:
      Don't KNOW if He's Gay and REALLY Don't F-ing Care :nono:

      THIS Economy STILL AIN'T SHYT and He's The ONE WHO gave BILLIONS Upon BILLIONS to The Absurdly Wealthy (TAX-Breaks...), Wall-Street, Bankers, Auto-Makers and OIL Companies... That's My ONLY CONCERN regarding President Obama (ALL Else doesn't mean Jack-Shyt IMO) :coffee:

    • http://www.philly.com/ J Said it!

      ahahahahahahah

    • lady_cn

      Newsweek needs to just :stop: I am so tired of the blatant disrespect of my president. :mad:

      :obama:

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      WE NEED TO MOVE TOWARDS A GENDERLESS SOCIETY, SINCE IT SEEMS SOCIETY IS EMBRACING THE FACT THAT ANYONE CAN MARRY AND LOVE WHOMEVER THEY CHOOSE

      OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM SHOULD INCLUDE TRAINING TO REMOVE GENDER ALL TOGETHER, THEREFORE WE'RE ALL SEXUAL BEINGS AND CAN LOVE ANY PERSON

      THERE SHOULD BE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES, THEREFORE ANYONE COULD DRESS HOWEVER THEY CHOOSE

      PROCREATION ISN'T THE REASON ANY LONGER FOR MARRIAGE, FAMILY CAN NOW BE COMPOSED OF ANY PERSON WE CHOOSE AND HAVE NO ACTUAL BIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP, ADOPTION AND MARRIAGE OF ANY HUMAN BEING CAN NOW REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF FORMING FAMILIES

      WE NEED TO AT LEAST EDUCATE EVERYONE ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO OUR NEW SHIFT TOWARDS FAMILY AND MARRIAGE

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      Comment #12
      They're doing this RIGHT NOW in Europe starting as early as DAYCARE AGE (5 - 6 year old...) and Some GAY Advocates here in the U.S. are trying to get this kind of Training/Teaching within OUR School Systems (As We Speak...) :yes:

      Do I Agree or Support SUCH Teachings ----> Hell MF-ing NO !!! :nono:

      It's called GENDER-NEUTRAL and It's part of This GAY Agenda Protocol :coffee:

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      ACTUALLY I DON'T AGREE WITH IT EITHER BUT RATHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HETEROSEXUALS WILL BECOME THE MINORITY

      WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BELIEVE IN HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE OFFENDS OTHERS AND IS NO LONGER POLITICALLY CORRECT, I'M ASSUMING WE'LL ALL HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE AND ADOPT THE BELIEF THAT ANYONE CAN AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO MARRY WHOMEVER THEY WANT

      TRADITIONAL ROLES OF MALES AND FEMALES WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME OBSOLETE