Chelsea Clinton has come out against Amendment One, the North Carolina May 8 ballot question which would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships.

“I believe that everyone must stand up for what is right, whenever possible, wherever possible,” Clinton said in a statement to “I also believe that when the civil rights of any one American or group of Americans in one place are questioned, all Americans, everywhere, should care that the answer is the right one. Those are lessons I learned at a young age from my parents and they are guiding my principles in life.”

“That is why I am joining you in opposing Amendment One in North Carolina. Amendment One unfairly targets women, children and families, gay and straight, who fall outside of the narrow definition of family articulated by those who drafted the legislation.”

Chelsea Clinton joined her father, former President Bill Clinton, last year in calling on New York lawmakers to approve a gay marriage bill.