James McGreevey, 2004 News
governor of New Jersey, announced in August that he would resign because he had had an affair with another man. “My truth is that I am a gay American,” he said. Golan Cipel came forward and said he was the man with whom the governor had the relationship. Cipel said, however, the relationship was not consensual, and threatened, but did not follow through on, a sexual harassment lawsuit. McGreevey had given Cipel a number of government jobs for which he was clearly unqualified.