Comedian Bill Maher has criticized Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage and Newsweek's upcoming cover featuring President Barack Obama.

Appearing on TBS' late night chat show Conan, Maher, the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, told host Conan O'Brien that he thought it “ridic” that it took so long for Obama to announce his personal support for marriage equality and blasted an upcoming Newsweek cover celebrating the president's move by featuring him with a gay halo and the caption, “The First Gay President.”

“I don't understand how this translates. What does he do that's gay?” Maher said.

When O'Brien noted that Newsweek made him a “gay angel,” Maher joked: “Why not just short-shorts and a penis popcicle in his hand?”

“It's also ridiculous because Mitt Romney, I mean, here he is talking about how marriage goes back 3,000 years … It's not, that's one thing. And also of all the people to be making this claim, that marriage is between one man and [one woman]. A Mormon? Between one man, except for my grandfather who went to Mexico specifically to get away from a country that said you have to have a marriage that's only one … They went to Mexico the Romneys,” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)