Why are you lumping gays with Christie? It's all about POLITICAL philosophy and Christie has shown he is NO conservative. CPAC members and speakers should reflect views that defend our rights as defined by the Constitution as strictly as possible. Even if he can't do everything a Reagan would do in his blue state Christie has had ample opportunity to at least articulate conservative/constitutional values, but has until now failed to do so. There are gays who are more conservative than Christie, and as long as they are not "professional" gays, they should not be excluded in the CPAC conference.