Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has reiterated his opposition to 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.

Appearing on C-SPAN, the 41-year-old Foxx called the amendment “redundant” because the state already bans such unions and said he hopes the voters will reject it.

“The concern that many of us [have] had is that it may be over broad in the sense that it might also prohibit civil unions if the sate ever decided to take that route to solve some of the challenges that are associated with committed couples who are same sex,” Foxx said when asked for his views on the amendment.

“In addition to that, a lot of our businesses employ people who are LGBT. And as a result of that, there's concern that this may be a job killing piece of legislation if it is approved.”

Foxx added that the amendment “thrusts North Carolina in a middle of a culture war at a time when all of us need to be focused on job creation, education and investments in infrastructure. There are a lot of us who have come out in opposition to this amendment.”

“My hope is that it's defeated,” he added.