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McGreevey Ex-Wife Comes Out Against Marriage Equality

Speaking for the desperate housewives of New Jersey, former NJ governor Jim McGreevey's ex-wife Dina Matos, told a crowd at the Zonta Club in Mountain Lakes that the legislature was right to reject marriage equality:

Dina “We have the civil union law in place, which I think is wonderful. I was raised a Catholic. I grew up in the church, so I believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman."

Added Matos: "There are at least two million marriages that break up each year because one of the spouses come out of the closet. You don’t understand unless you live it. When you’re living with someone who has a secret, they take every measure possible to hide it."

What Matos apparently failed to convey to the crowd was that if homosexuality was more accepted in society (i.e. marriage equality), it would spare untold amounts of marriages doomed because the husband is in the closet but suddenly realizes he wants to be openly gay, and after coming out subjects his ex-spouse to years of self doubt.

Ahem.

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  1. I concur with Rob, "What a fucking moron."

    Had those one million spouses been accepted by society for who they really were, and had been given marriage equality, the other million spouses' lives wouldn't have been destroyed.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jan 14, 2010 11:30:26 AM


  2. Excuse me, but I'm not Catholic. Since when is it constitutionally acceptable in this country to impose religious restrictions on civil institutions. This is complete bullshit.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 14, 2010 11:35:44 AM


  3. She's definitely responding to damage done in her personal life than any principled convictions she holds. That's gotta be awful to have your partner betray you like that, but just because her former partner was a shady lying creep doesn't mean that she needs to punish all gay people...unless she's an immoral loser. You can't base such decisions off of the arbitrary turnabouts of your own limited experience.

    She is extremely trashy, though...and so is her former husband. Total whores. And I'm sick of them both. And this is predictable.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 14, 2010 11:40:57 AM


  4. I knew she was bitter from day one. I don't care and I don't care how many gay men she has married. When gay people who are surrounded by heterosexuals from day one are told in various ways by heterosexuals that being gay is wrong and heterosexuality is the only way you get situations like Jim McGreevey and Ted Haggard pretending to be heterosexuals.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 14, 2010 12:30:06 PM


  5. Andy said:

    "What Matos apparently failed to convey to the crowd was that if homosexuality was more accepted in society (i.e. marriage equality), it would spare untold amounts of marriages doomed because the HUSBAND is in the closet but suddenly realizes he wants to be openly gay, and after coming out subjects his ex-spouse to years of self doubt."

    So only closeted gay MEN marry people of the opposite sex?

    Why are discussions about closeted gay people marrying ALWAYS exclusively about gay men and NEVER about lesbians?

    I always hear people ripping gay men apart for marrying poor unsuspecting women and ruining their lives but I have NEVER, not ONCE, heard ANYONE do the same about a closeted lesbian who married an unsuspecting man, EVEN when she then takes half of everything he has, takes the children and has him pay alimony and child support, something I've NEVER heard a gay man do.

    Posted by: Zeke | Jan 14, 2010 12:36:29 PM


  6. “There are at least two million marriages that break up each year because one of the spouses come out of the closet. You don’t understand unless you live it. When you’re living with someone who has a secret, they take every measure possible to hide it."

    Well, Dina, you stupid moron, apparently the irony is lost on you that it's societal discrimination brought on by the likes of you that make people stay in the closet. Taking this position on gay marriage means to me that you got EXACTLY what you deserved, and I hope your next husband is also a closeted gay man who would have married another man if it had been socially acceptable and available all his life. Karma's a bitch, Dina, and so are you.

    Posted by: John K. | Jan 14, 2010 1:04:41 PM


  7. let me get this right.

    gay marriage = bad.

    straight marriage of convenience between a gold-digger and a closet case = good.

    Can someone call INS on this ho-bag?

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Jan 14, 2010 1:37:09 PM


  8. What Matos apparently failed to convey to the crowd was that if homosexuality was more accepted in society (i.e. marriage equality), it would spare untold amounts of marriages doomed because the husband is in the closet but suddenly realizes he wants to be openly gay

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? ANDY, DID YOU WRITE THIS?

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 14, 2010 2:01:20 PM


  9. Since the US has a divorce rate of 0.37 per capita per year, there can only be about 1.14 million divorces in a year -- straight, gay and in-between. Someone got her figures very wrong.

    Posted by: Joachim | Jan 14, 2010 2:20:16 PM


  10. Bitter ... party of one.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 14, 2010 4:25:56 PM


  11. LOL @ all the comments above.

    Posted by: Kári Emil | Jan 14, 2010 5:03:56 PM


  12. Two million divorces? Per Year? Due to homosexuality?

    Holy crap! I'm living in the wrong "reality" or whatever. That would make America somewhere around 2500% gay, right?

    Sounds like she's been listening to Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck.

    Posted by: Mort | Jan 14, 2010 8:41:22 PM


  13. She forgot to say, "No offense."

    Who-ore.

    Posted by: Rey | Jan 15, 2010 12:20:00 AM


  14. Sorry gurls I'm for marriage equality but I don't blame her one bit. After jim McGreevey is a PIECE OF SHIT.
    And alot of you queens judging her. Put your mother in her steps and lets see how you react then.

    Very Differently!

    Posted by: Ma Barker | Jan 15, 2010 12:21:36 AM


  15. Essentially she's saying she thinks it's a good thing for closeted gay men to marry straight women instead of marrying other gay men. She's saying it's better for a gay man to dupe a straight woman into marriage and screw guys on the down-low instead of divorcing.

    Okaaaaay. Surrrrre.

    Posted by: Wheezy | Jan 15, 2010 12:21:43 AM


  16. Of course, the anger elicited by her statement is understandable, but it's important not to ignore the example she provides of a totally correctable education that could have spared her much suffering. We've all seen too much of it. Jesus had nothing to say about homosexuality. So the manufactured discourse shouldn't be all that difficult to dismantle. Catholic thinkers are as capable as anyone else in modeling a workable way of relating that recognizes the values and aspirations of real people. It is suppressed at the peril of the Church.

    Posted by: BILLOFTHEDESSERT | Jan 15, 2010 7:03:37 AM


  17. WOW, Andy Towle!

    YOU COULD HAVE SHOWN Former First Lady of New Jersey SOME RESPECT BY ACKNOWLEDGING HER FORMER TITLE. CALLING HER "EX-WIFE," IS NOT COOL!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jul 29, 2012 10:11:01 AM


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