New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday told a voter at a campaign stop that he's willing to discuss gay marriage but that his mind is made up on the issue.

Marriage equality supporters are lobbying hard to find the 10 votes (7 in the Assembly and 3 in the Senate) needed to override Christie's 2012 veto of a marriage bill before the January deadline.

As Christie, a possible 2016 Republican candidate for president, pressed the flesh at the Edison Diner, Bert Bueno, a straight woman, asked: “How come you're in opposition?”

“Listen: Lots of different people have different views on this,” Christie is quoted as saying by The Star-Ledger. “I think marriage is between a man and a woman.”

“My view is: If you want to change it, put it on the ballot. Let everybody decide.”

Bueno disagreed, stating that the issue was different from gun control or taxes.

“It's a human rights issue,” she said.

“Says you,” Christie responded.

Bueno asked the governor whether he would sit down with a group of gay couples to “really see how this is affecting them.”

“I have relatives who are gay. I have friends who are gay. I think I have an understanding. … The fact is: I'm open to having conversations with anybody, but I don't think it's going to change my point of view,” Christie answered before moving on to the next table.

(Related: Large majority of New Jersey voters favor judge's ruling legalizing gay marriage.)