Newsweek, recently known to take on controversial subject matter with controversial cover art, has done it again.
The newest issue of Newsweek (May 13, 2012) adds a rainbow-colored halo above an image of President Obama with the title, “The First Gay President.”
Sure to be a lightning rod of debate from both sides of this issue, the publication article was written by Andrew Sullivan, a political columnist for Newsweek.
Sullivan actually has deep ties to the subject of gay marriage, authoring a long-form piece, “The Case for Gay Marriage” in The New Republic back in 1989 — an extremely outspoken article for the time.
The subject has been gaining traction within the media ever since Obama’s comments issued during an exclusive interview on ABC last week. Already, social conservatives are feeling that this moment has presented an opportunity for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in key states Obama carried in the 2008 election.
This is surely a topic that could very well play out in additional publication coverage here on the digital newsstand more immediately in our weekly publications, and more in-depth in the coming months leading up to November.