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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. Hitler poured his heart and soul, too, into ridding Germany of the Jews, homosexuals and other people he genuinely and sincerely found disgusting.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jan 12, 2013 7:23:04 PM

  2. Not uncommon for a drunk to put the responsibility outside himself, but still sad and pathetic.

    Posted by: TooBoot | Jan 12, 2013 7:23:11 PM

  3. it can't be soon enough for all of this kind of old fashioned fanatic Catholics to be dead

    Posted by: Bob | Jan 12, 2013 7:23:33 PM

  4. I should a looked him up before I made my other comment.
    I see he is a Presbyterian and he had a blood alcohol level of .2 driving the boat this definitely means that he is a closet case
    Presbyterians normally do not hate

    Posted by: Bob | Jan 12, 2013 7:31:11 PM

  5. Hopefully he'll drink himself to death. Jerk

    Posted by: Steve M | Jan 12, 2013 7:41:11 PM

  6. Surprised he didn't blame us for the destruction of hi smarriage too.

    Posted by: topdawg | Jan 12, 2013 7:41:34 PM

  7. If this rocket scientist had enjoyed too much merlot at my gay wedding, I would have understood his excuse. Too bad four children had to be hurt as a result of his alcohol abuse.

    Posted by: Rick | Jan 12, 2013 7:43:41 PM

  8. He looks like he had an accident and need plastic surgery to return his face to a halfway presentable state. Or a facelift gone horribly wrong.

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 12, 2013 7:48:36 PM

  9. Idiots like this one could put The Onion out of business.

    Posted by: PDX_Guy | Jan 12, 2013 7:59:05 PM

  10. I cheer to her ex, better late than never, hope she got some gay friends to fuell her mind against him

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 12, 2013 7:59:32 PM

  11. Guess the old vagina licker now knows what it's like with the other shoe on.

    Posted by: Mykelb | Jan 12, 2013 8:04:20 PM

  12. Oh for f*cks sake. First we're responsible for the high divorce rate. Then Hurricane Sandy was our fault, as well as the massacre in Newtown. Now apparently, gays are the cause of drunk driving.

    Next week: The CDC reports that homosexuals are the leading cause of cancer and heart disease.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 12, 2013 8:25:36 PM

  13. Just laughing......

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 12, 2013 8:59:03 PM

  14. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! This made my day.

    Posted by: NE1 | Jan 12, 2013 9:32:57 PM

  15. Gay marriage makes me drink also - drink a toast to the health and happiness of the newlyweds!

    Posted by: Mary | Jan 12, 2013 9:40:00 PM

  16. Alcoholics ALWAYS blame something else for their drinking. He is not different. You also know when he is getting serious with his recovery, because at that time, he will stop blaming pothers for his drinking and accept responsibility. Until then, he is a dry drunk who might not drink, but still acts like a drunk.

    Posted by: Kim | Jan 12, 2013 10:19:44 PM

  17. Gee, that's funny. Lots of same-sex couples in Maryland poured their hearts into the issue, year after year, and I don't know how many of them turned into alcoholics, even after Del. Sam Arora, who had been a good Democrat until something happened to him, campaigned on the issue of supporting marriage equality and then, for reasons that are STILL not clear, voted AGAINST it last year when it really counted. (That was one vote that Del. Dwyer got that he had no reason to expect.)

    Dwyer is yet another Republican who believes in personal responsibility -- for OTHER PEOPLE, as long as they too are not Republican politicians. And from the article, his home life was running into problems anyhow.

    Posted by: EdA | Jan 12, 2013 10:20:13 PM

  18. If it shuts him the f**k up ill buy him another drink.

    Posted by: brett | Jan 12, 2013 10:26:43 PM

  19. Ravish my apple breast with your big mouth, Mr Dwyer.

    Posted by: stephen lucas | Jan 12, 2013 10:38:34 PM

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  21. alcoholics-we'll blame everything and everybody for our own problems. until we're ready to take responsibility for our own actions, we're useless to everyone, everywhere.

    this dood needs our pity, and encouragement to change.

    Posted by: vwdavy | Jan 13, 2013 12:10:54 AM

  22. Let's take a moment to remember when the Catholic church forbid Christians marrying Jews, Blacks marrying Whites, Protestants marrying Catholics, divorced women marrying men, on and on. It's only a matter of time when the OLD men of the church die and a new generation of enlightenment will prevail. Die quickly, please.

    Marriage is a secular legal document. Those who want that document blessed can go to church. Those who don't need a blessing, have a magistrate or a judge perform a ceremony. We don't need priests with 8th Century minds in a 21st Century world.

    Posted by: Jay Arr | Jan 13, 2013 12:42:02 AM

  23. Damn! And here I thought the Devil made him do it.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 13, 2013 12:53:55 AM

  24. As we say in AA -- "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt..."

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jan 13, 2013 12:55:31 AM

  25. This one takes the cake. We've seen these lunatics blame "the gays" for everything from earthquakes, hurricanes, to even 9/11... but this one is the most pathetic. How many people have killed themselves because bigoted lawmakers like this loser made their lives miserable. Boo-hoo for you... NOT!

    Posted by: Jim Brown | Jan 13, 2013 1:36:02 AM

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