It would have been very easy for Dina Matos (nee McGreevey) to become a gay icon. After all, there she was in 2004, standing by her gay American husband after he came out amidst affair allegations. And while Jim McGreevey has gone to enjoy some peace and happiness, Matos decided she would instead become a fire breathing dragon and hate all things gay. Like her ex-husband. And now, gay marriage.
The former first lady of New Jersey applauded the State Senate’s shooting down of gay marriage this month, pointing to her Catholic upbringing as the reason why she’ll support civil unions, but draws the line at the M-word. “We have the civil union law in place, which I think is wonderful,” she told a Zonta Club crowd. “I was raised a Catholic. I grew up in the church, so I believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman.”
Not to poke fun at the gal, because once upon a time we felt terribly sorry for her, but what she’s doing here is supporting an institution that she herself engaged in … with a gay man.