The Chicago Sun-Times
May 30, 2013

President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for House Democrats — and he used the occasion to give a key boost to a state bill that would legalize gay marriage. “Here in Illinois, we’ve got a vote on same-sex marriage that’s going to be coming up in the Legislature,” Obama told donors at his second fund-raiser of the night. “ I just want to say for the record it’s something that I deeply support.” During his visit, Obama also spoke of gun violence, climate change and other pressing national issues. But he vowed to keep his speech short in respect to other pressing concerns.