Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni asked for scientific proof that being gay is not “a genetic condition” and he's about to receive a report that purports to support that claim.

Museveni is resisting calls to sign into law a bill approved by lawmakers that provides for life imprisonment for the crime of “aggravated homosexuality” and outlaws the promotion of homosexuality.

The president, who is likely sitting on the bill because lawmakers have the votes to override his veto, last week declared that he would not sign the measure “unless [he] got confirmation from scientists that this condition is not genetic, but rather a behavior that is acquired.”

A team of scientists backed by the nation's ruling party, which promoted the law, is expected to present a report on the subject during a 10-day parliamentary retreat.

“From the research that I have engaged in for some time ever since we were assigned by the caucus, I have discovered that there is no gene that is said to produce [homosexuality] as claimed by some people,” Medard Bitekyerez told Uganda daily the Observer.

Dr. Kenneth Omona claimed that half of gay people can be turned straight.

“One study revealed that actually 50 percent of the homosexuals revert to heterosexuality if rehabilitated in time. This, in itself, reveals a behavioral aspect,” he told the paper.