Credit: David Shankbone
New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey found himself in 2004 at the center of a salacious scandal that would ultimately end his marriage and political career. At a dramatic news conference McGreevey resigned his position and admitted to being a "gay American." McGreevey confessed to a lengthy affair with an Israeli man, whom the governor had appointed to his homeland security team. Before officially resigning, McGreevey was briefly the first, and subsequently only, out gay man to be a governor.