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Anti-gay GOP Maryland Politician Don Dwyer: Gay Marriage Caused My Drunken Boat Accident

Don Dwyer GOP Alkie

Don Dwyer, the  anti-gay Republican Maryland House of Delegate representing District 31 in Anne Arundel County who drunkenly crashed his boat and injured four children last August, is claiming that “family issues”  and the fact that some of his Republican colleagues voted for same-sex marriage in that state is what led him to start drinking.

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.”

What? Someone from the Grand Old  Party Of Personal Responsibility™ is blaming someone else,  for their own bad actions?   Well  knock me over with a feather!

 

GRANDSLAM! – Election Wins On All 4 Gay Marriage Ballot Questions In WA, MD, ME, and MN!

Due to some very aggressive campaigning (finally) and MN Vikings Straight ally Chris Kluwe ALL 4 ballot measures that appeared on ballots across the Unites States passed in our favor yesterday breaking a losing streak second only to that of the Cincinnati Bengals.

In the toughest ballot race last night Minnesota voters said “NO” to bigotry and gave a huge “FUCK YOU” to NOM, the Catholic Church, and  the Knights of Columbus, when the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage was surprisingly defeated.

Said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told hundreds of amendment opponents gathered at the RiverCentre in St. Paul late Tuesday night. “You understood compassion. This wound up being one of the most inspirational things that’s ever happened in Minnesota. Minnesota is going to be the state that’s going to show the country exactly what Minnesota values are all about.”

In Maryland where final tally is not yet in and the margin remains slim, many major LGBT rights organizations and news organizations  are claiming victory for gay marriage in Maryland. Where MD voters approved Question 6, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to receive a marriage license beginning in January.

In Maine the  Portland Press-Herald is calling  its gay marriage ballot question a win and Maine today became the first state to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples through a majority vote on a ballot measure. Maine is expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in mid-December.

And last but not least in Washington State, Seattle’s Capitol Hill turned into a street party Tuesday night as voters celebrated the state’s approval of gay marriage.  Governor Chris Gregoire signed to law in February of this year but a ballot question was submitted to public referendum by opponents where it was beaten last night.

THIS IS GAY HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Congratulations to all and a thank you to all who worked so hard on these ballot initiatives.