President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against the proposed bill in Uganda that would include penalties including death for gay people at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning in Washington, D.C.
Obama and Clinton addressed the high-profile annual gathering sponsored by The Fellowship Foundation, also known as the Family, which is accused of having ties to the antigay Uganda bill sponsors.
According to GayPolitics.com, Clinton said during a keynote speech that the United States is "standing up for gays and lesbians who deserve to be treated as full human beings," adding, "these are priorities of the United States."
She also said she called the president of Uganda to express her "strongest concerns" about the bill.
Obama echoed Clinton in his own remarks.
"We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are whether it's here in the United States or as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed, most recently in Uganda."
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Politico.com reports that college football star Tim Tebow, star of the controversial Super Bowl commercial for Focus on the Family, was seated at the table with President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Clinton, and legislators.