Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, won't discuss social issues such as birth control and gay marriage.

In an interview with Iowa's KWQC, the 63-year-old Romney labeled such issues “distractions” from the real issues: the economy and jobs.

When asked whether she believes gay marriage should be legal, Romney answered: “You know, I'm not going to talk about the specific issues.”

“I'm going to let my husband speak on issues. I'm here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it's going to be about the economy and jobs.”

When asked about birth control, she reiterated her position: “So, really if you want to try to pull me off of the other messages it's not going to work because I know because I've been out there.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Campaigning in Iowa, Mitt Romney called on voters to re-elect Republican Representative Steve King, a vocal opponent of gay rights.