U.S. President Barack Obama will endorse a UN declaration calling for a worldwide decriminalization of homosexuals, according to the Associated Press.
The French-sponsored UN General Assembly declaration would ban countries from making homosexuality illegal.
Former President Bush refused to sign the declaration when he was in office, making the U.S. the only western country to not sign it.
Bush said that the declaration could force the federal government into issues under the states control.
More than 50 nations opposed the declaration.