Is Obama Anti-gay?


That's the subtext of today's Chronicle column by C.W. Nevius, detailing Barack Obama's alleged refusal in 2004 to be photographed with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom after he married same-sex couples. Newsom's defiant stance against a state law banning gay marriage generated a huge outpouring of support in the liberal Bay Area but generated a firestorm of controversy throughout the rest of the country. At the time, Obama was running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Maybe Obama is not such the "change" candidate after all. -- Robert Gammon