Too bad Senator Kittleman had so little company on his side of the aisle. Still, the legislation won by a large majority on the strength of Democratic votes, 32-15 in the Senate and 82-57 in the House. And while there were a handful of Democrats in both chambers who voted against it, too, there were many more like Del. Rudolph C. Caine, an African-American representing the conservative Lower Eastern Shore, who proudly endorsed the civil rights bill. Now that the measure has passed and Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign it into law, Republicans will have accomplished only this — a public demonstration that they are too right-wing on social issues to be trusted for statewide office no matter their views on matters of the pocketbook.