Friday, January 20, 2006

Mauling Marylanders with Matrimony

Delegate Don Dwyer (R - Glen Burnie) seems to have gay marriage on-the-brain more frequently than even Elton John these days. The disgruntled delegate, who has spent most of his time in the legislature railing against some minority group, whether it be immigrants or homosexuals, is now stomping his feet, trying hard to get a constitutional amendment preventing gay marriage introduced in the State House.

Of course, while some true believers, like Dwyer feel this is a matter of foremost state concern, other Republicans are content to simply use it as an election year bludgeon against Democrats who would be put between a rock-and-a-hard-place. Not wanting to be accused of being "anti-family" by Republicans, many of our more cowardly Democratic Delegates and Senators, would see no choice but to support the amendment, even if it meant joining in league with the homophobic bigots, and betraying a traditional constituency, people who support civil rights. Not surprisingly, Democrats in the House are looking to make it difficult to introduce such an amendment.

Are things so grand in Glen Burnie that its delegates have time to piddle away on depriving Marylanders of their rights, rather than focusing on improving the quality of life for their constituents? Mr. Dwyer, why not put down your club and help with one of these issues?

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    "Ain't no gays gittin' married here on mah watch. No suh."

    [UPDATE: The ACLU just won its case, with a Baltimore Judge ruling that same-sex couples should be given the right to marry in Maryland. The opponents of civil rights are sure to appeal this one to Maryland's highest court.]

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