Barack Obama has appeared on the cover of Out Magazine, becoming the first sitting president to be photographed for an LGBT publication.
President Obama became the first sitting United States president to appear on the cover of an LGBT-themed magazine Tuesday when his photo appeared on the cover of OUT magazine, a gay fashion and lifestyle publication.
The magazine’s called it “an historic moment in an historic year.” The Supreme Court ruled last summer that same-sex marriage is legal.
In an interview for the publication, Mr. Obama said he became president in part to “deliver on our promise that we’re all created equal, and that no one should be excluded from the American dream just because of who they are.”
Asked about Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who defied a federal judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mr. Obama said, “I am a man of faith and believe deeply in religious freedom, but at the end of the day, nobody is above the rule of law—especially someone who voluntarily takes an oath to uphold that law. That’s something we’ve got to respect.”