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“The face of the opposition” to Maryland marriage equality gets blotto, seriously injures six

Timothy Kincaid

August 24th, 2012

Back in February 2011 when the Maryland House was voting on marriage equality, Rep. Don Dwyer had a title for himself: (Baltimore Sun)

Del. Don Dwyer Jr., an Anne Arundel County Republican who has called himself “the face of the opposition” began his testimony with a prayer.

It’s probably an accurate title, as Dwyer is so supportive of the traditional supremacy of heterosexuality that he tried (and failed) to impeach state Attorney General Douglas Gansler for his support of same-sex marriage. Now the face of the opposition to equality is in the news for another reason: (WaPo)

Maryland Del. Donald H. Dwy­er Jr. said Thursday that he was under the influence of alcohol when the boat he was piloting Wednesday struck a vessel full of children, injuring four, one seriously.

The youngest, a 5-year-old girl, was carried from the site by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter. She remained hospitalized Thursday night at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. Authorities declined to speak about her condition but said that her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

I wish a speedy recovery to all the injured and hope that Del. Dwyer takes the opportunity to spend a good long time in introspection and reflection on the content of his character.

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Ben In Oakland
August 24th, 2012 | LINK

“I wish a speedy recovery to all the injured and hope that Del. Dwyer takes the opportunity to spend a good long time in introspection and reflection on the content of his character.”

Don’t count on it.

personally, I think it’s God’s judgment. It’s why good babtists stay away from likker. it let’s the devil in.

Duck
August 24th, 2012 | LINK

One of the comments at Joe.My.God indicated that there hadn’t been any charges filed, that the blood test conducted by the State Police results wouldn’t be back for 2 or more weeks and that the State Police weren’t filing charges because apparently illegal happened. I don’t know about Md but in Tx operating a boat under the influence falls in the same category as driving under the influence aka DWI.

Given that the guy is a republican as is the county State’s Attorney, what are the chances that anything serious happens to him? As opposed to this being done by a supporter of LGBT rights?

SharonB
August 24th, 2012 | LINK

The local Fox affiliate (non-fascist) in DC noted that in MD, operating a boat while under the influence is a criminal offense.

I hope Hater Dwyer has the opportunity to reflect on the content of his character – well away from Annapolis – preferably a nice dry cell.

MsRowena
August 25th, 2012 | LINK

He won’t change. He will pray for forgiveness. All his flock and supporters will find him forgiven. And he will go on just the same, perhaps after a tear-driven statement for the cameras. One is reminded of the old joke: What does a Baptist wear to DisneyWorld? Oh, you know, same thing he wears to the liquor store.

David C.
August 25th, 2012 | LINK

I wish a speedy recovery to all the injured and hope that Del. Dwyer takes the opportunity to spend a good long time in introspection and reflection on the content of his character.

I too wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery to the injured.

My hope is that Delegate Dwyer from Anne Arundel County Spends time in jail for the injury of others while piloting a vessel intoxicated.

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