Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Senators press Obama on gay marriage as Obama hunts for campaign cash with LGBT donors

| No Comments

WASHINGTON--President Obama hits fund-raisers for his 2012 re-election bid in New York Thursday night, with one targeting LGBT donors. The long planned funder comes as New York state lawmakers are considering legalizing same sex marriage. Meanwhile, Obama says his position on gay marriage is "evolving," signaling that one day he may support it--but not now.

Over at The Advocate, reporter Andrew Harmon learned that some Democratic senators--Jeff Merkley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, and Bernie Sanders--say its time for Obama to evolve. Read Harmon's story here.

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets

Video

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on June 23, 2011 1:03 PM.

Chicago's White House clout landed city G-8, NATO meetings was the previous entry in this blog.

Obama in 2003: No Congress vote, no war. In 2011: wrestling with Congress over war vote is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.