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Old 08-12-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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New Jersey Governor resigns, admits he is gay

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...us/nj_governor
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But being Gay is not why he resigned. read the article.
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It's too bad that he has to resign, but he has not done much for the state and has been embarked in controversey since he began.
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But being Gay is not why he resigned. read the article.
I know, that was yahoo's headline. Rumor is that the guy he had an affair with was one of his staffers and that the staffer is now suing for sexual harassment.
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This story has me in tears, and I'm at work...

Sexual harassment is wrong, and if McGreevy is guilty of this, that's bad.

He's also married to his second wife, and has two daughters, one from each marriage. And if he cheated on his wives with others, that's wrong.

Yet...he's free. He doesn't have to pretend to be something he isn't anymore. He's finally comfortable enough with himself to admit to the world that he prefers to be with men.

How I wish we lived in a world that sexual preference didn't matter, that we were all free to love who we love without anyone judging us or ostracizing us or even harming us.

I will wish Governor McGreevy all the best in his new life.
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McGreevey said he would step down because his secret both his sexuality and his affair leaves the governor's office vulnerable.
So he's resigning because he's gay or because he had an affair?
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:10 PM   #7
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because he had a gay affair


perhaps he thinks that people will reckon that if you can't trust someone in his personal life you also can't trust him professionally

since you can't trust politicians anyway though
it hardly matters to me
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How I wish we lived in a world that sexual preference didn't matter, that we were all free to love who we love without anyone judging us or ostracizing us or even harming us.


Thank-you, that was an excellent post.
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because he had a gay afair
But would he have resigned if he was straight and had an affair, or is it because he had an affair with another man?
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That's exactly how I feel about it.
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But would he have resigned if he was straight and had an affair, or is it because he had an affair with another man?
I hope his resignation isn't because the affair was with another man instead of with a woman

but we can only guess
because in the end having an affair alone can been seen as sufficient reason to resign as a governor
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This whole thing is unfortunate.
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It's too bad that he has to resign, but he has not done much for the state and has been embarked in controversey since he began.
I've heard quite the opposite.
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I do not feel badly for him at all. Sorry....the tears I have are for his wife and kids.

I would say the same if he had an affair with a woman.
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i was sitting in traffic when 1010 wins came on with this press conference... i almost drove off the road i was so surprised at what he said.
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