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It won't be nearly as controversial as Time magazine's breastfeeding cover , but Newsweek's May 21 issue declares Barack Obama the country's "first gay president. The accompanying cover story was written by Andrew Sullivan, the popular--and openly gay--political blogger. The magazine even gives the commander-in-chief a rainbow halo. Obama, Sullivan writes, "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. The full cover story is not yet online, but in a blog post published earlier this week , Sullivan wrote that Obama's support of gay marriage brought him to tears:.
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If you think that the title is a typo or error, you are mistaken. President Obama may be the first president to openly support gay marriage, but what many Americans don't realize is that America has already elected its first gay president -- at least that's what many scholars and historians, including me, believe. Considering I was born and raised in New Jersey, I am very familiar with politicians who secretly lead double lives. For example, a few years back, Jim McGreevey, a popular governor who was married with children, was exposed by a male former lover and then publicly came out as gay. In the past and present, men and even some women have felt the need to conceal their sexuality in order to maintain specific images in their professions.
Or turned away at the ER? Whitlock: Laws can't be made 'based on feelings,' must be 'supported by fact'. TX Rep. Grenell contends that former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee who has leaned heavily on his early support for same-sex marriage when pursuing LGBTQ votes, has a much longer history of supporting policies that were damaging to the community. Biden voted to cut off federal funds to any school that teaches acceptance of homosexuality.