James McGreevey Quotes

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James McGreevey Quotes

You know for many elected officials they all started in the same place. You know marriage is between a man and a woman, but they understand that they are moving inevitably, catching up to the American public.
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We need to have a purpose in this life. I'm pleading with you, I'm begging with you to do the right thing. And do it not for the sake of how it will impact your own lives, but only for the sake of doing the right thing.

— James McGreevey

I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I'm on and to relish each day as a gift.

— James McGreevey

I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world.

— James McGreevey

When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good.

— James McGreevey

I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.

— James McGreevey

Civil union is less than marriage. Marriage is a sacred and valued institution and ought to be afforded equal protection.

— James McGreevey

As I climbed the electoral ladder - from state assemblyman to mayor of Woodbridge and finally to governor of New Jersey - political compromises came easy to me because I'd learned how to keep a part of myself innocent of them.

— James McGreevey

At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood - in high school or law school. Where it ends, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps it ends with death, grappling with one's spirituality.

— James McGreevey

When I came out publicly, some photo editors had a field day searching for pictures of me with a limp wrist or some other stereotypical gay signifier - as though, after decades in the public eye, they'd suddenly come across a trove of shots where I looked like a Cher impersonator.

— James McGreevey

For me, living in the closet corroded my ability to have an honest, open relationship with my God, my loved ones, my constituency and myself.

— James McGreevey

The history of America is to expand civil liberties in a responsible and civil manner. We need to remember that our wonderful Democracy with its freedoms has been working.

— James McGreevey

Being gay is a fundamental part of my being - the core of who I've always been, and the thing that I had repressed and run from all my life.

— James McGreevey

I am a gay American.

— James McGreevey

But being in the closet uniquely assisted me in politics. From my first run for the state legislature until my election as governor, all too often I was not leading but following my best guess at public opinion.

— James McGreevey

My truth is that I am a gay American,

— James McGreevey

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