Governor Questions Gay Man's Military Dismissal
Matt Dwyer Was Discharged From Air National Guard
(AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The Air National Guard's discharge of a gay serviceman has drawn the attention of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich said today he thinks the discharge should be investigated. The Democratic governor says he has asked the attorney general to review the matter.
Springfield resident Marty Dwyer was discharged from the Air National Guard in February after his superiors learned he was gay. He was a staff sergeant who had served in the Guard for 13 years.
POPE SPARKS NEW 'GAY MARRIAGE' ROW
(ANSA) - Rome, May 11 - Pope Benedict XVI provoked a political row in Italy on Thursday by reaffirming the Catholic Church's firm opposition to any form of 'gay marriage' .
Speaking to participants at an international congress in the Vatican on the family, the pope said marriage between men and women had a deep significance connected to procreation and the continuation of society .