Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, in what appears to many to be a move in support of his (likely) presidential campaign in 2016, has petitioned New Jersey's attorney general to stop an appeal on a ruling making same-sex marriage legal. Governor Christie has made it clear that he does not support gay marriage, but he certainly recognizes a losing battleā€”as fighting same-sex marriage seems to be in the heavily Democratic state of New Jersey. A victory for human rights is a victory for human rights, regardless of the background noise.