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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.