Ann Romney spoke with KWQC-TV6 news in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday.
When asked if she believes a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner, Mrs. Romney said, "I'm not going to talk about the specific issues. I'm going to let my husband speak on issues."
When asked if she believes that employer-provided health insurance should be required to cover birth control, Mrs. Romney said "Again, you're asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs."
"I'm here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those [birth control and gay marriage] are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election."