McGreevey's Ex Opposes Gay Marriage
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Dina Matos, the ex-wife of gay former New Jersey governor James
McGreevey, said Wednesday that the state senate was right to
reject the marriage equality bill last week.
Dina Matos, the ex-wife of gay former New Jersey governor James McGreevey, said Wednesday that the state senate was right to reject the marriage equality bill last week.
According to the Daily Record, Matos made the remark in an interview before her speech to a service organization in Morristown.
“We have the civil union law in place, which I think is wonderful,” said Matos, the Daily Record reported.
“I was raised a Catholic,” she said. “I grew up in the church, so I believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman.”
Matos shares a daughter with McGreevey, who is now seeking to become an Episcopal priest and is in a relationship with a man whom he says he would like to marry.
According to the Daily Record, Matos also said Wednesday that if she were to do it over again, she might not stand by McGreevey's side as she did in 2004 when he proclaimed that he was gay.
390Not currently an optionhttp://http://firstname.lastname@example.orgNY NY1/14/2010 9:51:46 AM18.104.22.168Well that sort of attitude is why more women who come after you will go through the same pain you did Dina. The church you follow has consistently and throughout the world shielded, aided and abetted child rapists for decades, probably centuries, yet you consider their teachings to be worthy of your position to deny other people rights? How sad.falsefalseThomas Gregtburke@comcast.netFloriDuh1/14/2010 9:59:55 AM22.214.171.124Sad woman... If she wants our nation to follow her religious beliefs than clearly she is opposed to the US Constitution... Why does she hate America? falsefalseDanieldanw456@msn.comAlbany, NY1/14/2010 10:22:50 AM126.96.36.199Her story, which is sad, is all the more reason why Marriage Equality is a necessity. If gay marriage is recognized, more people will be living their lives openly and honestly. Hiding in denial and living a sham life only opens the door to despair, depression, and eventually devastation for all the parties involved. FULL equality is necessary for people to feel that they are a vital, recognized, integral part of our society. As long as there are half rights, part protections, and quasi unions we will always be on the edge and people not willing to take on others disdain will live their lives hiding in lies. Sad as it is, it is a large part of our gay history! We need Full Equality!falsefalseRed Sevenred7eric@aol.comWashington, DC1/14/2010 10:24:48 AM188.8.131.52The more you learn about "traditional marriage," the more you realize that what we call marriage today (a union of two loving adults) has only been around for a couple hundred years. Many of the heroes of the Bible did not subscribe to the one-man-one-woman structure of their so-called "traditional marriage."
And Dina, honey - perhaps if gay marriage had been legal when you were a teenager, your ex-husband might have learned that there's nothing wrong with being gay at a young age, and would have never needed to pull you into his own self-delusion brought about by homophobia and heterosexism. Ever think about that?falsefalseBillcoda9524@yahoo.comarlington1/14/2010 10:43:45 AM184.108.40.206Are her comments a suprise? Of course, given her experience, she is biased - anyone would be. falsefalseJeffjzacuto@gmail.comSan Francisco1/14/2010 11:04:41 AM220.127.116.11Her ex-husband finds himself and happiness and she turns into a sad, cold, bitter frigid bitch.
Go find your Bible and pray for a man, honey. Maybe your God will bring you one. But I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you!falsefalseJackson Jacksoneuler@hotmail.comProvidence1/14/2010 11:18:58 AM18.104.22.168Don't need to lick Dina to know she's bitter.falsefalsePhilliptobytoby123927@aol.comToledo, OH1/14/2010 11:34:02 AM22.214.171.124Bill, with all due respect just because a person is bitter over something doesn't mean that they need to deny rights and get out there publicly to denounce gay rights for an entire group of loving people. I have seen this wicked lady on various talk shows (most recently, the Joy Behar Show) and she never hesitates to say that she has "no use" for gays and especially the rights of gays. She's nothing less than dangerous in my opinion.falsefalseJanetjmcgrath@clearwire.netBoston1/14/2010 11:38:18 AM126.96.36.199Who really cares what she thinks. Last time I heard she was an ex wife of a former Governor of New Jersey. Like her beliefs matter. I repeat "WHO CARES"falsefalseJack NastyJPH1@HOTMAIL.COMEdmonds, WA1/14/2010 11:46:55 AM188.8.131.52Is it the the bitter divorce, the excess peroxide or toxic religion that makes this woman such a nasty bigot?
I pity her children whose relationship with their father and his fiance she is poisoning. falsefalseLuis Bokibokiluis@yahoo.comSan Francisco1/14/2010 12:08:47 PM184.108.40.206I give her more the space to express what she feels than that cheap trick who lost the Miss California crown. I will not pile on against this woman considering her story. I find it unnecessary that The Advocate would find this not only newsworthy, BUT, headline newsworthy. I mean, does this really come as a surprise all things considered. I fall into the camp where we should all have civil unions and save the "M" word for religion and its hierarchy of hypocrisy. And yes, I do understand that as long as the word/concept exists, then it should be "for all". But for The Advocate to further this story with a headline posting, reeks of a degree of self-serving prophecy.falsefalseNathanbullspup@live.comLake Worth1/14/2010 12:11:35 PM220.127.116.11Because she has been tainted by politics, who knows what her real motives are. On the surface, she seems like a mindless idiot, simply regurgitating beliefs and too stupid to realize that her utter mindlessness is the reason she married a gay man in the first place. She has learned nothing from her experiences and will undoubtedly be burned again, while doing nothing to prevent it beforehand. She is a pathetic black hole and I have no sympathy for her.falsefalseJayJAG10011@aol.comNew York1/14/2010 12:13:53 PM18.104.22.168Of course the bitch won't support gay marriage. Her husband left her for another man - and he's happier now than he's ever been. Who asked her opinion anyways?
falsefalseRobertloiu78@yahoo.comBloomfield, NJ1/14/2010 12:20:40 PM22.214.171.124Hey Dina, did you ever think that if America wasn't such a homophobic place, Jim McGreevey wouldn't have had to find a woman to marry in order to get himself elected Governor of New Jesey? There's no way McGreevey would have even been nominated----much less win the election--- if he were an openly gay man. You're entitled to your opinion, but just remember how homophobia ultimately affected you and your life. falsefalseFranzfranz.email@example.comSeattle1/14/2010 12:33:11 PM126.96.36.199First of all I think McGreevey was a coward for stepping down. He didn't use state funds for prostitutes, wasn't sleeping around with his staffers wives...or husbands, didn't fondle teenage interns or go AWOL to meet his lover in Argentina. He started off the speech, NOT that he committed adultery, but that he was gay. That he was gay was the big deal. Also I never understand that quote, oh I was born and raised Catholic. I hear Academics, politicians, and rappers say that. What does that mean? It's like, I know equality is right, but I'm Catholic. Is that supposed to be some type of exoneration or immunity. And becoming and Episcopal Priest is ridiculous. Why is it that people have a sexual affair and always think that the priesthood will always fix it? AS far as Ms McGreevey, well DUH, gay marriage in her mind is a closet homosexual who has a kid with you and then sleeps around with a guy.falsefalseJessica Kjessiegrrl@yahoo.comNJ1/14/2010 12:45:22 PM188.8.131.52Dina is extremely bitter about the whole thing. I wouldn't expect any thing else to come out of her crappy mouth. The crap she tried to sue for in divorce was ludicrous. falsefalseDale Pflumdpflum@comcast.netBoynton Beach, FL1/14/2010 12:47:58 PM184.108.40.206Dina is a very bitter and angry woman. Such homophobia only leads to hate. I was raised Catholic and did what good Catholic boys do if not to become a priest - I did the respectful and expected thing - I married a good Catholic girl and had two children. When I was 10 years into the marriage, I finally accepted that I was gay. In large part because of all the homophobia in the Catholic Church and rural southern Indiana, many people suffered (not just myself) which led to a divorce. Now I am a happy gay man with a partner and because of the likes of Dina, I cannot be married. Enough is enough of the homophobia as in Dina and the Catholic Church that leads to firstname.lastname@example.orgBloomfield1/14/2010 12:56:26 PM220.127.116.11This is from a woman who has a three way with another man while being married? Which Catholic sect is that okay with? email@example.comAnderson1/14/2010 12:57:54 PM18.104.22.168who the hell cares what this nobody thinks anyways? Just another bigot to add to the pile is all.falsefalseSethleaper2@aol.comprinceton1/14/2010 1:00:37 PM22.214.171.124you mean she believes in traditional marriage AND divorce!falsefalseJeremiahyes@noville.comNew Jersey1/14/2010 1:16:52 PM126.96.36.199Just another Catholic who thinks her sh*t smells sweet.falsefalseBahman GhahremaniBahmanG@aol.comGranada Hills1/14/2010 3:00:35 PM188.8.131.52Does this mean she doesn't approve of the "gay lifestyle"?falsefalseJohnhoodsngag@aol.comMahr1/14/2010 3:40:15 PM184.108.40.206Maybe she should have thought of this before she was having three ways with male staffers and her not-so-straight husband.falsefalseMarkmt@optonline.netWappingers Falls1/14/2010 3:40:40 PM220.127.116.11So as a Catholic she's for birth control, divorce, and three-ways, but not same sex civil marriage equality for gay/lesbian taxpayers. What a hypocrite! If she likes separate and unequal civil unions, she should get one, hopefully with a straight man this time.falsefalseDaviddrdavidsd@yahoo.comSan Diego1/14/2010 4:25:24 PM18.104.22.168Who cares? Why is the Advocate giving her this attention?falsefalseFrank B.firstname.lastname@example.orgAllentown1/14/2010 5:10:02 PM22.214.171.124So, if she had to do it all over again, she wouldn't stand by his side when he came out of the closet. Gee, like we didn't already know she was a cunt. Jim, ya shoulda dumped her ass long before you did.falsefalseJaviersarcophaguys@sbcglobal.netDayton1/14/2010 5:35:03 PM126.96.36.199women marry fathers........woman marries closet case..........cover blown........hag depressed
.....go to your priest for counseling..........priest buggers your child..........call a press conference
....express your opinion..........eat shit and die.......................the endfalsefalseEqualityIsChristianklholler@sbcglobal.netNew Haven1/14/2010 5:48:21 PM188.8.131.52Another person of religion who is all for hate and inequality… And so goes the cycle of hypocrisy. email@example.comHouston1/14/2010 6:02:43 PM184.108.40.206Okay then. It's just her opinion.
As long as she doesn't vote against gay marriage and enforce her beliefs on the government then I don't mind at all. falsefalseMichael Whaleywhalemg@aol.comAlpharetta, GA1/14/2010 6:06:10 PM220.127.116.11She is hurt and I understand that. Honestly she should be all for Marriage Equality because she may have not been in the situation she found herself if her husband had been free to be himself and love who he really loved. Its unfair to marry to hide one's sexuality but those that were involved in such relationships should be the largest supporters. Don't look at it as he left me and is now with this firstname.lastname@example.orgHouston1/14/2010 6:11:13 PM18.104.22.168oh. and can I add that if there was no prejudice against gays and we were equal under law in the first place, she might not have had that problem. She can blame homophobic America for scaring this gay man into staying in the closet and marrying you to fulfill our bigoted society's standards. Yeah, keep encouraging it hon. falsefalsegeo email@example.com diego1/14/2010 6:59:08 PM22.214.171.124Miserable excuse for a human being. Why can't she have the class to just disappear?falsefalseDandantcarson@yahoo.comAustin, Texas1/14/2010 7:16:11 PM126.96.36.199The Catholic church performed same-sex nuptials over about two-thirds of its history. John Boswell's book Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe describes them and has several same-sex vows in the appendix, very interesting to read. In his view, the ceremonies were viewed by the public as marriages and included several marriage rituals. So the right-wing claim that Christianity has opposed same-sex marriage for 2,000 years is not based on fact. They've actually made that flimsy argument several times in the Prop 8 trial. I hope Olson and Boies have read Boswell.falsefalsePaulpaul.firstname.lastname@example.orgRichmond1/14/2010 8:58:03 PM188.8.131.52Ohhh... she believes in traditional marriage like the Catholic Church proposes... because we all know how much the Catholic Church approves of divorce.
What a bigoted whore.falsefalseRoger Burrrburr@bigrivertel.netMarble Hill1/14/2010 10:50:47 PM184.108.40.206She 'opposes' gay marriage.... Gee, there's a surprise! Her ex-husband came out as a gay man and she lost her much loved position as 'first lady' of New Jersey, as well as a lot of money she expected to fleece him for.. Poor dear! She would lash out at ANYTHING that might be important to her former husband. Sour grapes; pure and simple. email@example.com/14/2010 11:09:34 PM220.127.116.11I don't really blame her at all. I totally thing her idea for coming out against marriage equality is to spite her husband. But I also believe she has everyright to be pissed off.
He was a pussy. We treat him like a hero.. Great he came out and did our gay cause some good.. But he also dumped his wife for another man. How do you think that feels your partner who you love and have a child with tells you he's into men. It's a slap in the face and its wrong of him to have even married her. She has every right to be bitter.falsefalseTimothykoiu78@verizon.netLake Hopatcong, NJ1/15/2010 9:23:12 AM18.104.22.168Hey, people get dumped everyday whether married or not. It's called life. Get over it and move on. Governor McGreevy has, now it's time for Dina to do likewise. I just feel sorry for McGreevey's daughter who has to be around a woman who is obviously very bitter and vindictive. That can't be healthy. falsefalseNo firstname.lastname@example.org/15/2010 12:57:56 PM22.214.171.124THISSS ISSSS AWSOOMMMEEE...!!!!!Let it happen who cares about if your a man or a woman i think they should let them get marriedd: there in love right???Let them bee.♥falsefalse