New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey is planning on stepping down from office after more than 2 years of service, the New York’s NBC station is reporting. It appears that he was forced into admitting his homosexuality at a threat of being outed; reports suggest that he is facing a lawsuit from another man.
Last night I heard this announced on a radio station as we were going out for dinner, then this morning I was reading Jaye's take on it over at Winding Road. The first thought that came to mind about the news was, "What in the hell does this have to do with his ability to do his job?"
He's gay. So?
He is married and had an affair. Well, ok.
He's been accused of sexual harassment by the former lover who once worked for him. Now, that could be considered a problem concerning his position.
But don't we live in a democracy where people are still supposedly considered innocent until they're proven guilty?
What is it with people? What does one's sexual preference have to do with your ability to do your job? Is this a new area that needs to be added to your resume to seek employment? Hell, look at the amount of taxpayer's money that was wasted on digging up the dirt on President Clinton and the man still completed two terms in office. No matter how hard they tried to prove otherwise, his girlfriends did not interfere with doing his JOB people.
Should we include "Swingers" in our urges to discrimate? What about people who enjoy oral sex? The list could go on, and does.
Holy shit, I don't even know why one's sexual preference would even have to be KNOWN to anyone not directly involved in the activity of having sex!
I think one's sexual preference should be kept in the bedroom/livingroom/laundry room/back seat of a car, and kept out of the board room and off the 10 o'clock news!
But that's just my opinion.