The New York Times reports that New Jersy Governor McGreevy will resign:
There has to be a lot more to this story.
Governor James E. McGreevey announced today that he is gay and said he will resign from office because he had an affair with another man.
Mr. McGreevey, who did not give details about the affair, said the resignation would take effect on Nov. 15.
ABC News reports that a lawsuit is being filed by McGreevey's former homeland security adviser alleging sexual misconduct by the governor against him:
UPDATE: MSNBC reports that at his newsconference McGreevey said his extramarital affair with another man could leave the state government vulnerable to undue outside influences:
McGreevey, who is married, acknowledged he "engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man." He said he will resign effective Nov. 15.
"My truth is that I am a gay American," he said, his wife at his side.
Even as he made the announcement, a lawsuit is being filed this afternoon by the former adviser, Golan Cipel, in Mercer County, N.J., Court, three sources told ABC News.
Two of these same three sources said state Senate President Richard Codey will be appointed the acting governor, and Sen. Jon Corzine is the intended 2005 gubernatorial candidate for the Democrats in New Jersey.
“Shamefully, I engaged in adult consensual affairs with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony,” said McGreevey, 47, the married father of two. “It was wrong. It was foolish. It was inexecusable.”
McGreevey said the disclosure and a pending legal action, which he did not specify, could pose a “threat” to the government. “I am removing these threats by telling you about my sexuality,” he said.