The Advocate is reporting that Illinois Senator Barack Obama held a private, no media fund-raiser at the home of GLSEN founder and executive director Kevin Jennings and his partner, Jeff Davis.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) is a group that promotes a healthy and safe climate for GLBT students in the classroom.

According to the report, Obama said he did not think that same-sex marriage was “politically feasible” at this moment. He acknowledged that the community wanted full marriage rights but said that he favored civil unions. He also said his position was “open” and might evolve in the future.

The event drew 125 people to the Jennings-Davis apartment and raised $170,000.

It was not the first time Obama has spoken on the issue of marriage equality. It was, however, rare to see him speak in NY where gay Democrats favored Senator Hillary Clinton in the primary.