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Anti-Gay Maryland Lawmaker Drunkenly Injures Four Children

6a00d8341c730253ef0133ec582400970b-800wiDon H. Dwyer, Jr., a gay-bashing Republican delegate from Maryland, got drunk last Friday on his motorboat. At approximately 7 p.m, while cruising the Magothy River with a friend, the wasted Del. Dwyer crashed his boat into a smaller craft full of children. Four of them were injured. From the Gay Star News:

Four of the children were injured with one, a five year old girl, taken by helicopter to Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Two adults on the boat were unharmed.

The smash was so severe that Dwyer’s boat sunk in the river.

Dwyer later admitted to having a blood alcohol level of 0.2 – twice the legal limit.

‘It is true that I was drinking while operating my boat,’ Dwyer told a press conference outside the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he is being treated.

Del. Dwyer has argued in the past that marriage equality would be injurious to those children raised by same-sex couples, and he has attempted to impeach Maryland's Attorney General, Douglas Gansler, over Mr. Gansler's opinion that Maryland would recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

As the Gay Star News notes, Del. Dwyer this year supported a law that would strip public officials of their titles if they are found guilty of "serious" crimes. That measure shall be put to the ballot in November. But why wait? If Del. Dwyer has the strength of his convictions, he'll know what to do. 


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  1. Why do these people always look crazy or like creeps?

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 26, 2012 12:04:54 PM

  2. Send this hypocrite an email telling him to resign, the glbt community needs to act when we have the opportunity to voice an opinion.

    Posted by: lk | Aug 26, 2012 12:15:20 PM

  3. The irony is delicious. It's just unfortunate that children had to be injured.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 26, 2012 12:19:01 PM

  4. Anyone want to bet his male companion charges by the hour?

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 26, 2012 12:23:31 PM

  5. Interestingly enough, the other guy on the boat with Dwyer was this dude: http://wapo.st/RPqN0z

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Aug 26, 2012 12:37:15 PM

  6. I hope that the girl who was helicoptered to a hospital is alright. It is scary that someone would drunkenly operate a boat. I hope that this man resigns and seeks professional help for his stupid, dangerous decision to drive a boat while intoxicated.

    Posted by: NOM Comments | Aug 26, 2012 12:38:53 PM

  7. I'm sure he will do the right thing and sacrifice his personal convictions to continue his crusade against equality for gays. It's the least he can do.

    Posted by: Tracy | Aug 26, 2012 1:00:34 PM

  8. I don't know that I necessarily believe in the Universal Law of Karma, but this is a good argument for it.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 26, 2012 1:01:31 PM

  9. i tell ya, man--if the christians can't kill you one way they'll find another.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 26, 2012 1:03:44 PM

  10. Legislators in general and Republicans in particular love to create laws telling others how to live their lives and punish those who they oppose. Now he should accept responsibility for his actions and resign.

    Posted by: David | Aug 26, 2012 1:35:56 PM

  11. I hope being a lawmaker, he would be stringently punished, as he is but naturally expected to abide by the laws specially when he is supposedly postulating laws for child care.

    Posted by: Alejo | Aug 26, 2012 1:36:23 PM

  12. Next time this flaming, hypocritical, vile, republicon @$$hole says that "marriage equality would be injurious to those children raised by same-sex couples", remind him of this incident.

    I wonder if this republicon reprobate has any children. Maybe Child Welfare Services should remove them from his custody.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 26, 2012 1:42:36 PM

  13. Well, now he's an expert on what things are injurious to children.

    Posted by: DeeVee | Aug 26, 2012 1:44:19 PM

  14. OK, I'm being picky, but that's 2.5 times the legal blood alcohol limit. Most states changed it to 0.8 a while ago. Some are 0.7. And if his boat sank and a helicopter was summoned, he even sobered up a bit before being tested.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 26, 2012 2:00:43 PM

  15. *ALL* anti-gay lawmakers injure children all the time -- they injure all the children whose families they persecute. The only difference is that this one was drunk when he did it. Usually they are sober when they are busy injuring children. (Or so I assume...)

    Posted by: kit | Aug 26, 2012 2:36:50 PM

  16. I wonder how many morons will vote for a felon in November.

    Posted by: Garst | Aug 26, 2012 2:39:56 PM

  17. If Sean Maloney's comment above is correct - the "friend" on the boat was a frigging SHERIFF!

    Posted by: Tessie Tura | Aug 26, 2012 3:38:10 PM

  18. @Tessie: 7th paragraph. http://bit.ly/PT4549

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Aug 26, 2012 4:37:43 PM

  19. According to the article he "sought the sacking or impeachment of public officials who have made decisions that were supportive of same-sex couples having the right to marry." What a spiteful, vile human. How christianof him!

    The irony is the law he pushed (stripping public officials of their jobs if found guilty of serious crimes) means he could probably be the first to put that law into practise if he is found guilty (or doesn't resign). Priceless.

    Posted by: WHAT? | Aug 26, 2012 7:49:20 PM

  20. I thought the whole point of fishing is to get drunk. I'm sure this will put a wrinkle in his career.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 26, 2012 8:24:33 PM

  21. If there was a god I wouuld thank him/her/it for blessing the LGBT community with such enemies as Don Dwyer.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 26, 2012 9:06:52 PM

  22. He looks like he should be a vilain in a "wallace and gromit" claymation movie

    Posted by: mike | Aug 26, 2012 10:54:06 PM

  23. Another drunk antigay Christian supremacist who causes harm to children, like their Catholic priest do when they rape and abuse children.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 26, 2012 11:25:13 PM

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  25. Check out this vile contemptible idiots website. All Bible stuff about marriage, one man one woman garbage. Its his sole purpose in the house if delegates. He truly is there for no other reason than to stop gays from getting married. And he is total white trash who has cars up on blocks in his yard.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 27, 2012 8:47:20 AM

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