Jim McGreevey on Civil Rights

Former Democratic NJ Governor

Resigned over gay affair, but opposes gay marriage

New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who earlier this year said he opposed gay marriage, announced he would resign and admitted having a homosexual affair. McGreevey, who is married with two children, told reporters he had a consensual sexual affair with another man and that he had been conflicted over his sexuality since adolescence. "I indulged in a consensual sexual affair with another man, violating the bonds of my marriage," McGreevey, a Democrat, told a news conference, his wife by his side. "I have decided the right course of action is to resign."

He said his resignation would be effective Nov. 15. McGreevey, 47, took office in January 2002 for a four-year term and will be succeeded by Democrat Richard Codey, the current president of the state senate, since there is currently no lieutenant governor.

Source: Reuters Aug 12, 2004

End racial profiling

Source: Workprint for New Jersey Jun 25, 2001

Consider race and sex in making state contract decisions

Source: 1997 New Jersey Gubernatorial NPAT Jul 2, 1997

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