President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Detroit Diesel, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Redford, Mich. (AP Photo, Robin Buckson, Pool)
A same-sex marriage bill that could come up for a vote during the lame duck session in Springfield is getting a Presidential endorsement.
"Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally," White House Spokesman Shin Inouya told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.
Inouya said the President believes it is wrong to prevent couples in "committed relationships" who "want to marry, from doing so," Sun-Times reported.
Obama is the latest political figure coming forward in support for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Act expected to appear before the legislature during a shortened lame duck session.
Both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have also expressed their support of a same-sex marriage bill.