Former Gov. James E. McGreevey will not have to pay alimony to his ex-wife, a judge ruled Friday in granting the couple a divorce after a tumultuous eight-year marriage that crumbled publicly when McGreevey acknowledged he was a "gay American."
Oh, and if you thought my Title up there was the punchline, read this:
McGreevey, now a seminary student, testified during the couple's contentious divorce trial that he's too poor to pay alimony.Yes, that's right--a seminary student with a boyfriend. I'd like to know what religion that is, fo reals.
Is McGreevey a plant for the extreme right? They couldn't ask for a better foil. Let's face it: Dina McGreevey was deceived by this man she thought loved her for years, and had a child with him. Thankfully he has to pay child support, but this woman has had her life torn to shreds by her ex-husband's deception, and has to start over. Yes, so does he, but he was the one who decided to keep his homosexuality private in the first place. I'm not a big fan of alimony just in principle, but due to the scope of James' deception, I think Dina should be getting something.
And to all you gay guys out there trying to convince yourself that you can marry and "turn" straight, or hide your feelings--just don't do it. It's not fair to you, to your prospective spouse, or to the children you may end up having.