FROM Charlie Gu
Seven Chinese Same-Sex Couples to Wed in West Hollywood China has decriminalized being gay or lesbian, but same-sex marriage is not allowed. Now seven couples — six gay, one lesbian — have arrived in West Hollywood to be married by Mayor Lindsey Horvath, after competing in the online marketplace Taobao, owned by China’s biggest Internet commerce company, Alibaba. Charlie Gu is the local coordinator.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.