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When Jim was the governor of New Jersey, he says he put up a façade to hide his true feelings. As part of his carefully constructed public image, he went against his personal beliefs and voted against gay marriage.

"I opposed [gay marriage] because you don't want anybody to think that you're gay," he says. Jim admits that he was afraid his critics would call him a homosexual if he voted for the controversial amendment.

Now, Jim isn't afraid to share his real opinion on the topic. "I think gay marriage only strengthens marriage," he says. "If you want the world to play by good rules, healthy rules like commitment or respect, then you can't have a different set of rules for different groups of people."
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FROM: First Interview: Former Governor Jim McGreevey, His Gay Sex Scandal
Published on September 19, 2006

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