Obama's announcement came the day after North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution to ban gay marriage and a few days after Joe Biden announced on a Sunday morning news show he was in favor of gay marriage.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, has reiterated his stance against gay marriage and civil unions after the president's announcement and during the graduation ceremony at Liberty University.
The author of the article, Andrew Sullivan, describes himself as politically conservative, is openly gay and Catholic.
The surprising Newsweek cover comes a week after Time raised eyebrows and dropped jaws with their cover story on attachment parenting which featured a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son who was standing on a chair.
I am glad that Obama came out of the closet because everyone already knew it. Believe me I don't like him but I am very very frustrated with this recent election year. But what bothers me is Mitt Romny being against Gay marriage but for Gay adoption. I just can't believe that Republicans actually seem to like Romney. He was and still is the worst choice for the nomination but the news media picked him so everyones just following I guess. Who ever gets picked in November it just seems the USA is doomed.