Politics

Bill Clinton records robocall against North Carolina marriage amendment

North Carolina voters will soon be hearing from former President Bill Clinton, who recorded a robocall opposing a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, The News & Observer reported Saturday.

North Carolina voters will decide the fate of the amendment when they go to the polls on Tuesday.

In his recorded call, Clinton noted North Carolina already prohibits gay marriage. The amendment would also ban same-sex civil unions.

"If it passes, it won't change North Carolina's law on marriage," Clinton said in the robocall, according to The News & Observer. "What it will change is North Carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs."

"Its passage will also take away health insurance from children and could even take away domestic violence protections from women," he added, saying the ultimate effect will be "to hurt families and drive away jobs."

President Barack Obama has also come out against the amendment.