Newsweek declares Obama 'first gay president' with rainbow halo cover

May 15, 2012 12:28:20 AM PDT
Newsweek magazine's cover story on same-sex marriage is stirring some controversy. The cover shows President Barack Obama with a rainbow halo, declaring him the first gay president.

The magazine hit newsstands Monday, five days after the president declared that he's personally in favor of same-sex marriage. The article itself is written by Andrew Sullivan, a prominent political writer and outspoken member of the gay community.

The story delves into Obama's past and asserts that given his background, Obama's declaration should come as no surprise.

KGO-TV San Francisco, CA contributed to this report.