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Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:28 AM EST
The president of Uganda is signaling that he's ready to sign into law a controversial anti-gay bill.
The bill carries a potential penalty of life imprisonment for some homosexual activity, and imposes a 14-year jail term for first-time homosexual offenders. It initially carried a death penalty, but that was removed.
The measure is widely popular in Uganda, where Christian clerics and politicians say it's necessary to keep Western homosexuals from "recruiting" Ugandan children.
President Barack Obama says it's a "step backward for all Ugandans."