I know there are many Christie admirers here. Does his decision change any opinions? Is this a net positive or negative for him? The only thing I know on the matter is how he tried to explain this situation like the Civil Rights Movement in the south. Full disclosure: I only heard some soundbites of his explanation, so I am not speaking from a complete picture- From what I heard intitially and how he tried to portray it later was pretty near irreconcilable to me. My personal opinion on the matter is that as the Constitution states, we all have inalienable rights. I know marriage is not sanctioned by the federal government. But, I am conflicted by allowing a popular vote on an issue of rights. If voters can bestow a right, they can take them away. If it doesn't bother you that gay marriage be open to popular vote, remember, the next time the issue may be important to you. Yet, a precedent has been set. Interested on your views.