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Anti-Gay Maryland Lawmaker: Gay Marriage Vote Made Me Drink

6a00d8341c730253ef017c317b7eec970b-800wiDon Dwyer, the anti-gay GOP Maryland lawmaker who drunkenly crashed his boat and injured four children last August, claims that his separation from his wife and the fact that some of his Republican colleagues voted for marriage equality led him to drink.

From the Capital Gazette:

Pressures at home were met with challenges in the State House.

Dwyer says he felt sold out when Dels. Tiffany Alston, Wade Kach and Bob Costa voted for same-sex marriage, an issue he spent years crusading against. Dwyer told reporters one day before the vote that he had enough support to block the bill.

Kach, a Republican from Baltimore County, and Alston, a former Democrat from Prince George's County, voted against the bill in committee. But Kach changed his vote after hearing testimony from gay couples. Alston shifted her vote after her amendment was adopted.

Kach and Costa, of Deale, were the only two House Republicans to vote for the bill. It passed the House by two votes in February.

"I had no time to do anything," Dwyer said. "Had I known earlier, I could have taken some action."

It was petitioned to the November ballot and passed by 52 percent of voters state wide. Voters in Dwyer's district, however, rejected it.

"That betrayal really affected me," he said. "I was physically ill. You pour your heart into an issue like that and it’s devastating."

Forgive me if I show no sympathy.

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  1. I would think that looking in a mirror would make him drink. What a freaky looking abomination. That's the best publicity shot he could come up with?

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 12, 2013 5:03:37 PM

  2. Donnie-how un-Rethuglican of you- not taking responsibility for your own actions.....
    placing the blame on others is so unlike your party.....
    Have another drink Don and watch some straight porn.

    Posted by: nick | Jan 12, 2013 5:10:38 PM

  3. This just in from the "party of personal responsibility"... lol

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Jan 12, 2013 5:14:45 PM

  4. Expect his "baggage handler" to come forward in 3,2....

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jan 12, 2013 5:14:55 PM

  5. I love them, I really do. Just when you think the right-wing can't get any more ridiculous, they go and prove that they can.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 12, 2013 5:22:13 PM

  6. LOL LOL LOL !!!

    Posted by: andrew | Jan 12, 2013 5:24:28 PM

  7. Somebody hose me down. That cracker is hot hot hot!

    Posted by: melvin | Jan 12, 2013 5:25:00 PM

  8. Poor least PAUL R wants you.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jan 12, 2013 5:25:34 PM

  9. He would be hilarious -- if he wasn't so frightening...

    Posted by: kit | Jan 12, 2013 5:27:15 PM

  10. Equality always makes bigots sick.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jan 12, 2013 5:32:23 PM

  11. What? Someone from the Party Of Personal Responsibility™ blaming someone else for their own bad actions? Well you could knock me over with a feather! [/sarcasm]

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 12, 2013 5:39:46 PM

  12. Let me get this straight, gays are responsible for his condition? Another crazy anti-gay Christian drunk.

    Posted by: Lonny | Jan 12, 2013 5:41:44 PM

  13. Sounds like this pathetic excuse for a human was just too weak minded to handle the will of the people.

    Resign your position and go home to bed. Let some mature adults handle real issues.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jan 12, 2013 5:51:31 PM

  14. and another wack job blames his alcohol use on gays and I thought we only caused hurricanes, wars, tornados, etc......

    Posted by: Bernie | Jan 12, 2013 5:53:56 PM

  15. i think we can surmise the real reason his wife left him just from his comments...

    Posted by: mike/ | Jan 12, 2013 6:16:12 PM

  16. I'm so terribly sorry that the civil rights of so many people caused you such devastating pain. Not being in a position to screw innocent people like that must have sent shockwaves through your delicate constitution! I feel you pain! Of course I forgive you for endangering the lives of everyone you met that night on the road. If you don't care about my civil rights, how could you possibly care about those innocent people either? Right? Because when it comes to your god given right to hurt people, that cancels out anything else. Of course it does. You poor thing! I agree that someone who believes that being gay is something chosen, but getting plastered drunk and driving is just something imposed upon you. You had no choice whatsoever. Who wouldn't have violated everyone else's rights like that? You were in pain! That's all that matters.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 12, 2013 6:23:16 PM

  17. I think I'll shall raise a toast to his demise....

    Posted by: kodiak | Jan 12, 2013 6:27:24 PM

  18. Reprehensible! Why doesn't the loathsome worm grow a pair and accept that he has a problem that caused HIM not any other person or group to injure those children.

    Posted by: joel | Jan 12, 2013 6:52:20 PM

  19. Is this a-hole serious!? What a d-bag nozzle loser, sour grapes bigot alky. Trying to pass off his alcoholism on the voting behavior of colleagues! What does he mean "he could do something about it"? Does that mean enlist some of his RepubliThug(tm) friends to intimidate and threaten his colleagues?
    I have less than no sympathy for this pitiful excuse for a representative of the people.

    Posted by: Bob | Jan 12, 2013 6:55:06 PM

  20. It's the drunk Grinch. Bottoms up, loser!

    Those anti-gay heterosexuals seem to have a dreadful time staying married and sober. Maybe if they focussed on their own happiness instead of on preventing the happiness of others, things would work out better for them.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 12, 2013 7:00:51 PM

  21. A. He was driving a boat.
    B. He was not alone, drinking all day on the boat with friends and family.
    C. He nearly killed a child and hurt many others when he crashed his boat into another boat.
    D. He is blaming his actions that day on the passage of gay marriage

    Talk about lame excuses. I cannot wait until he is removed from office.

    Posted by: Sean | Jan 12, 2013 7:04:27 PM

  22. Maybe just maybe if he had spent some time working on his own marriage and drinking problem instead of working to prevent LGBT people from having equality his life might have turned out much better.

    Posted by: bkmn | Jan 12, 2013 7:10:34 PM

  23. Wow. What a weak excuse for a man.

    Posted by: HRiver | Jan 12, 2013 7:17:10 PM

  24. Oh, I just love the comments! I couldn't say anything better. Except the GOP is immolating on itself, what with the more moderate, yet current, GOP Senator Gingrey statement standing up to defend Aiken's statement about how a woman's immune system can at some point cut off a rapist's impregnation. These people...these people! Saturday cartoons aren't as funny as "these people". Honestly! I'm just at a loss.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 12, 2013 7:17:13 PM

  25. @Lonny: he wasn't blaming gays for his "condition". Rather, he was blaming fellow Republicans for seeing the proverbial handwriting on the wall and abandoning the proverbial ship before it sinks.

    He felt rejected when a few of his follow Republicans voted for same-sex marriage. If he can't handle a few politicians looking after numero uno by abandoning an increasingly unpopular position (opposition to same-sex marriage), he is obviously too naive to be in a legislature.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 12, 2013 7:18:34 PM

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