James mcgreevey announced his resignation thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man. S and new jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on friday, september 11, 2020, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, of whom almost 700 were new jersey residents, that were killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks. Former new jersey governor jim mcgreevey, 10 years after resigning in disgrace, now counsels female inmates at the hudson county jail in kearny, n. a former governor of new jersey and his wife used to indulge in a weekly threesome with their chauffeur, it was claimed yesterday. new jersey to become 9th state to issue ban on legal defense rooted in homophobia trenton today, governor phil murphy signed a1796 into law, which prohibits the use of gay or trans panic defenses for charges of criminal homicide. The signing of this bill builds on the governors commitment to expand rights and protections for new jerseys lgbtq community. the last gay governor, jim mcgreevey of new jersey, stepped down after announcing both his gayness and the affair that led to his resignation. the governor of new jersey has signed a bill to officially ban the archaic gay panic and trans panic defence in the state.