New Jersey Governor Resigns due to Gay affair

August 13, 2004

WNYC News:

In a stunning declaration, Gov. James E. McGreevey acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair with another man and announced his resignation Thursday. “My truth is that I am a gay American,” he said.

“Shamefully, I engaged in adult consensual affairs with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony,” the married father of two said. “It was wrong, it was foolish, it was inexcusable.”