McGreevey on Closeted Politicians

The former N.J. governor talks gay rights and why he counsels secretly gay politicians

In a recent interview with CNN, former N.J. Governor Jim McGreevey admitted that he’s pleased with the push for gay marriage, and that he thinks legalizing it is “inevitable” despite backlash from the GOP. He also says he plans on marrying his partner (civil union isn’t good enough) and he regularly counsels gay politicians who are afraid to come out.

“As more people become more and more public,” he says, “they come out of the closet, you understand a nephew, son, a father is gay, a mother. And that begins to make it very personal. People have a personal connection with someone who is a member of the LGBT community and it profoundly changes the dynamic.”

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