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Past Events: 2017年活動

Media coverage and speaking engagements in 2017


Interview with Apple Daily 蘋果日報
Title: "下月8日提訊 料親身上庭 [Patrick Ho] to be arraigned on 8 January, expected to appear in person"
Publication date: 22 December

Interview with Ming Pao Daily 明報
Publication date: 21 December

Interview with Ming Pao Daily 明報
Publication date: 21 December

Appearance on CBS News

Interview with Apple Daily 蘋果日報
Publication date: 20 December

Radio Interview with BBC Radio
Show: The Cultural Frontline
Presenter: Tina Daheley
Broadcast date: 11 December

Moderator at Enrich HK panel discussion
Topic: Impact of financial literacy education
Venue: BNP Paribas, Two IFC
Date: 11 December

Interview with Apple Daily 蘋果日報
Publication date: 8 December

Interview with Action News Now, a CBS affiliate
Talk at Independent Schools Foundation (ISF) Academy
Topic: No City for Slow Men
Venue: Telegraph Bay, Pokfulam
Date: 30 November

Interview with NOW TV News
Topic: Ho's corruption case and U.S. federal court procedures
Interview date: 24 November

Interview with Apple Daily 蘋果日報
Title: "Ho's corruption hearing set for December 20th 何志平涉賄下月20日聆訊"
Publication date: 24 November

Interview with Hong Kong Free Press
Title: "All parties deny involvement after US arrests ex-Hong Kong top official Patrick Ho on multi-million dollar bribery charges" by Kris Cheng
Publication date: 23 November

Interview with Ming Pao Daily 明報
Title: "Sources say Ho may apply for bail 消息稱何志平擬申保釋"
Publication date: 23 November

Interview with D100 Radio
Title: "Ho's corruption case, a power play between U.S. and China? 分析何志平案係咪同中美角力有關"
Show: 左右大局
Presenters: Lee Wai-ling, Audrey Eu
Publication date: 22 November

Financial literacy workshop for foreign domestic workers at University of Hong Kong's Domestic Workers Empowerment Project (DWEP)
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, University of Hong Kong
Date: 18 November

Guest lecture at Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Course: International and regional protection of human rights
Topic: Universal suffrage and freedom of expression
Venue: Centennial Campus, Pokfulam
Date:16 November

Recording at BBC Radio 1 studio

Keynote speaker at Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship Program graduation ceremony co-organized by Wimler Foundation and Ateneo University
Venue: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 22 October

Interview with Al Jazeera
Title: "Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest" by Divya Gopalan
Publication date: 1 October

Interview with Vietnam's Luật Khoa
Title: "Hong Kong: The umbrella is raised, after all" by Vy Vy
Publication date: 28 September

Q&A at HKU screening of "JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower"
Venue: Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, University of Hong Kong
Date: 28 September

Television interview with Viu TV
Program: "Weekly Re-Viu" withe Reuters' Patrick Fok
Broadcast date: 24 September

Talk at Raffles Institution (visiting from Singapore)
Topic: Hong Kong political development since the Umbrella Movement
Venue: Fairmont House, Admiralty
Date: 22 September

Became member of Hong Kong Journalists Association
Date: 18 September

Interview with Financial Times
Title: "Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats" by Ben Bland
Publication date: 11 September

Reader at the PEN Hong Kong bilingual reading on human rights as part of the Worldwide Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Venue: Art and Culture Outreach 艺鵠
Date: 6 September

Television Interview with Australia's SBS News
News report: Imprisonment of Hong Kong political activists
Presenter: Katrina Yu
Publication date: 22 August

Panel judge at Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship Program Co-organized by Wimler Foundation and Ateneo University
Venue: Migrants Empowerment Resource Center MERC, Central
Date: 20 August

Co-editor of and contributor to 《香港二十: 反思回歸廿載》, Chinese translation of PEN Hong Kong anthology "Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place"
Appointment date: 19 August
Release date: January 2018

Interview with La Repubblica
Title: "Hong Kong contro leader della rivolta degli ombrelli: carcere e niente candidature per 5 anni" by Angela Aquaro
Publication date: 17 August

Interview with Guardian
Article: "Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests" by Tom Phillips
Publication date: 17 August

Interview with Los Angeles Times
Article: "Hong Kong student leaders jailed over pro-democracy protest tied to Umbrella Movement" by Jessica Meyers
Publication date: 17 August

Interview with Switzerland's Le Temps
Article: "Agents de Pékin accusés de torture à Hongkong" by Julie Zaugg
Publication date: 15 August

Broadcast of Hong Kong episode of KBS's "Wook's Food Odyssey" travel/food television series on TVB Jade
Air date: 13 August

Appearance in Netflix's award-winning film

Appointed Advising Editor for Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel
Appointment date: 23 July

Interview with La Repubblica
Title: "Liu Xiaobo, parla Jason Y. Ng: 'La sua vicenda emblema di ciò che Hong Kong odiava del regime comunista'" by Angela Aquaro
Publication date: 20 July

Op-ed Published in Guardian
Title: "China's growing intolerance for dissent will come at a high price"
Publication date: 17 July

Legal workshop for foreign domestic workers at Enrich HK
Topic: "Rights Upon Arrest"
Venue: UNO Co-working Space, Central
Date: 16 July

Interview with USA Today
Title: "Four pro-democracy lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament" by Thomas Maresca
Publication date: 14 July

Interview with New York Times
Article: "Asia Society Blames Staff for Barring Hong Kong Activist’s Speech" by Austin Ramzy
Publication date: 7 July

Interview with Guardian
Article: "US-based Asia Society accused of kowtowing to China over Hong Kong activist" by Benjamin Haas
Publication date: 6 July

Radio interview on China and the World 中國與世界
Title: "Expanding the creative space in Hong Kong and beyond 擴大香港與國際創作空間"
Presenter: Johnny Lau Yui-siu
Venue: Radio Free Asia, Admiralty
Broadcast date: 6 July

Interview with Hong Kong Free Press
Article: "Asia Society faces backlash as Joshua Wong demands explanation over 'blocked' book launch" by Elson Tong
Publication date: 5 July

Interview with South China Morning Post
Article: "Handover book launch relocated after Asia Society says Occupy leader Joshua Wong can come but can’t speak" by Enid Tsui
Publication date: 5 July

Interview with Ming Pao Daily
Article: "Joshua Wong censored, book launch forced to relocate 黃之鋒疑遭禁言 新書發布會改地點"
Publication date: 5 July

Television interview with CBS News
Segment 1: 20th anniversary of Hong Kong handover
Segment 2: Hong Kong protests against 20th anniversary handover as freedoms slip
Segment 3: Xi Jinping warns of red line as Hong Kong celebrates 20 years of Chinese rule
Article: "Hong Kong residents protest for democracy as China tightens grip"
Presenter: Ben Tracy
Broadcast/publication date: 1 July

Television interview with Netherlands' NOS TV
Title: Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary coverage
Presenter: Marieke de Vries
Broadcast date: 1 July

Television interview with TVB Pearl Evening News
Title: July 1st March
Broadcast date: 1 July

Featured in Reading Lists
Article: "Jason Y. Ng: Books That Teach, Entertain And Heal" by Phil Treagus
Publication date: 1 July

Radio interview with Swedish Radio
Presenter: Palmira Mbenga
Broadcast date: 1 July

Radio Interview with BBC Radio
Title: "Hong Kong handover 20 years on - Today"
Presenter: Carrie Gracie
Publication date: 30 June

Interview with Canada's Globe and Mail
Article: "Hong Kong’s ‘handover kids’ feel growing unease over China’s influence" by Nathan Vanderklippe
Publication date: 30 June

Television Interview with Australia's SBS News
Title: "Hong Kong divided ahead of its handover 20th anniversary"
Presenter: Katrina Yu
Publication date: 30 June

Co-hosted Hong Kong episode of KBS's "Food Odyssey" TV show

Interview with Korea's Kukmin Daily
Article: Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary coverage by Junhyup Kwon
Publication date: 30 June

Interview with BBC News
Article: "Beijing's struggle to win Hong Kong's young hearts" by Carrie Gracie
Publication date: 29 June

Interview with USA Today
Title: "20 years on, freewheeling Hong Kong is more like the rest of repressed China" by Thomas Maresca
Publication date: 29 June

Interview with Forbes
Article: "20 Years On: Divided Hong Kong Marks Handover To China" by Pamela Ambler
Publication date: 29 June

Interview with Guardian
Article: "Chinese president touches down as Hong Kong braces for mass protests" by Tom Phillips and Benjamin Haas
Publication date: 29 June

Interview with Italy's La Repubblica
Article: Hong Kong's 20th handover anniversary coverage by Angelo Aquaro
Publication date: 29 June

Featured in Men with Style Asia
Article: "A Renaissance Man" by Michele Koh Morollo
Publication date: 28 June

Interview with Wall Street Journal
Article: "Goodbye, Beijing: Chinese Immigrants Embrace Hong Kong Way of Life" by John Lyons
Publication date: 28 June

Interview with Los Angeles Times
Article: "On eve of Hong Kong's 20th anniversary under Chinese rule, many residents wonder what's to celebrate" by Jessica Meyers
Publication date: 28 June

Book Launch of Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place, a PEN Hong Kong anthology
Venue: Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong
Moderator: Adam White
Date: 28 June

Radio interview with RHTK Radio 3
Topic: PEN Hong Kong 20th handover anniversary anthology
Presenter: Annemarie Evans
Broadcast date: 27 June

Television interview with Thailand's Voice TV News
Presenter: Prapapoom Eiamaom
Venue: University of Hong Kong
Broadcast date: 25 June

Interview with Italy's Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Article: "La città che cambia e non dorme mai" by Francesco Palmieri
Publication date: 25 June

Interview with Telegraph
Article: "Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement' casts shade on 20 years handover celebration" by Tom Rowley
Publication date: 24 June

Featured in France's ARTE
Article: "Hong Kong, vingt ans après le grand tournant—Voix de Hong Kong" by Laure Siegel
Publication date: 20 June

Guest speaker at "Handover Anniversary Event" presented by Bookazine and Blacksmith Books
Venue: Bookazine, Prince's Building
Date: 14 June

Television interview with Reuters
Presenter: Brittyn Clennett
Interview date: 13 June
Broadcast date: 1 July

Co-editor of and contributor to Hong Kong Noir, an Akashic Books publication
Appointment date: 6 June
Release date: summer 2018

Essay "Butcher's Atonement" featured as cover story by SCMP Young Post
Article: "Tiananmen Square fairy tale: the murderous father's atonement"
Publication date: 4 June

Global release of Netflix documentary "JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower"
Date: 27 May

Interview with Help for Domestic Workers
Article: "How well do you treat your domestic worker?"
Publication date: 26 May

One of 40 international personalities, including five Nobel laureates, to express support for Catalonia's referendum
As reported in: Catalonia's La Vanguardia "Cuarenta personalidades internacionales piden que se “deje votar los catalanes"
Date: 17 May

Hosted a corporate annual ball with Scarlet Wong

Legal workshop for foreign domestic workers at Philippine Consulate General
Topic: "Understanding Hong Kong Culture"
Venue: Philippine Consulate General, Admiralty
Date: 14 May

Keynote speaker and featured author at Polytechnic University's Writing Roundtable 2017
Topic: "Engaging the Aliterate"
Venue: PolyU English Language Centre, Hung Hom
Date: 19 May

Interview with Help for Domestic Workers
Article: "HELP talks to Jason Y. Ng to find out why he is an advocate for the rights of foreign domestic workers"
Publication date: 8 May

Became a member of Progressive Lawyers Group
Start date: 23 April

Guest lecture at Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), University of Hong Kong
Topic: Feature writing
Moderator: David Bandurski
Venue: Eliot Hall, Pokfulam
Date: 20 April

Interview with Spain's PEN Català
Article: "Raffaella Salierno entrevista Jason Y. Ng" by PEN Català President Raffaella Salierno
Publication date: 19 April

Legal workshop for foreign domestic workers at Wimler Foundation
Topic: "Know Your Rights"
Venue: Euro Trade Centre, Central
Date: 16 April

Talk at Germany's Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (visiting from Germany)
Topic: Hong Kong Pro-democracy movement
Moderator: Professor Tim Nicholas Rühlig
Venue: Queen Victoria Street, Central
Date: 4 April

Featured in Spain's Yuanfang Magazine
Interviewer: John Prskalo
Publication date: 4 April

Talk in Barcelona presented by PEN Català and VilaWeb
Topic: "Hong Kong Sota el Paraigües: Sitació Actual"
Venue: VilaWeb Studio, Barcelona
Date: 31 March

Interview with Barcelona's VilaWeb
Title: "A Hong Kong la majoria dels independentistes són estudiants"
Presenter: Andreu Barnils
Broadcast date: 28 March

Interview with Sweden's Svenska Dagbladet
Article "Hongkongs nya ledare – ”Unikt illa lämpad"
Publication date: 27 March

Interview with Italy's La Repubblica
Article: "Occupy HK, nuova sfida dopo gli arresti: 'Per la democrazia accettiamo la galera'" by Angelo Aquaro
Publication date: 28 March

Interview with Irish Times
Article: "Hong Kong protesters face courts despite new leader’s pledge" by Clifford Coonan
Publication date: 27 March

Interview with Los Angeles Times
Article: "One day after pro-Beijing chief executive is elected, Hong Kong arrests 9 protest leaders" by Jonathan Kaiman
Publication date: 27 March

Interview with Bloomberg News
Article: "Hong Kong Elite Elect China-Backed Candidate as City Leader" by David Tweeds
Publication date: 26 March

Interview with Italy's La Repubblica
Article: "Hong Kong alle urne ma il Dragone divora i sogni e i primati della metropoli" by Angelo Aquaro
Publication date: 26 March

Interview with Irish Times
Article: "Beijing-backed civil servant picked as Hong Kong leader" by Clifford Coonan
Publication date: 26 March

Interview with CNN
Article: "Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's democracy fighter gets Netflix treatment" by James Griffiths
Publication date: 24 March

Screenings of Netflix documentary "JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower" at Human Rights Watch Festival London
Venue: Picturehouse Central/Barbican Centre, London
Date: 11-12 March

Legal workshop for foreign domestic workers at Pathfinders HK
Topic: "Rights Upon Arrest"
Venue: Pathfinders, Tai Kok Tsui
Date: 7 March

Korean broadcast of Hong Kong episode of KBS's "Wook's Food Odyssey" travel/food television series
Air date: 5 March

Panelist at Carnival, an art project advocating freedom of expression by Amnesty International HK
Topic: "Out Run" screening and discussion
Venue: KONG Art Space, 3 Staunton Street
Date: 26 February

Commencement of spring semester at Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong, LLM program
Course: International Securities Law
Venue: Centennial Campus, Pokfulam
Dates: 10 Feb - 3 March

Book launch of Hong Kong Future Perfect (2016 anthology by Hong Kong Writers Circle)
Venue: Bookazine, Prince's Building
Date: 9 February

HONG KONG State of Mind and Umbrellas in Bloom named "Best Non-fiction Books About Hong Kong" by Culture Trip, a global travel and culture site
Date: 3 February

Interview with Sunday Times
Article: "Umbrella leader film rains on Beijing’s Hong Kong parade" by Philip Sherwell
Publication date: 29 January

Master of ceremony at a 1,500-guest corporate annual ball
Co-host: Scarlet Wong
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Grand Hall, Wanchai
Date: 21 January

"Read for Love" flash-mob by PEN Hong Kong
Venues: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Central Ferry Piers, Central
Date: 20 January

Umbrellas in Bloom selected by German-Swiss Int'l School Book Club/guest speaker at book club discussion
Venue: Liberty Exchange Restaurant & Bar
Date: 17 January

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Seeing Joshua 探之鋒

“We are here to visit a friend,” I said to the guard at the entrance. 
Tiffany, Joshua Wong Chi-fung’s long-time girlfriend, trailed behind me. It was our first time visiting Joshua at Pik Uk Correctional Institution and neither of us quite knew what to expect.

“Has your friend been convicted?” asked the guard. We nodded in unison. There are different visiting hours and rules for suspects and convicts. Each month, convicts may receive up to two half-hour visits from friends and family, plus two additional visits from immediate family upon request.
The guard pointed to the left and told us to register at the reception office. “I saw your taxi pass by earlier,” he said while eyeing a pair of camera-wielding paparazzi on the prowl. “Next time you can tell the driver to pull up here to spare you the walk.”
At the reception counter, Officer Wong took our identity cards and checked them against the “List.” Each inmate is allowed to grant visitation rights to no more than 10 friends and fam…

About the Author 關於作者

Born in Hong Kong, Jason Y. Ng is a globetrotter who spent his entire adult life in Italy, the United States and Canada before returning to his birthplace to rediscover his roots. He is a lawyer, published author, and contributor to The Guardian, The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Free Press and EJInsight. His social commentary blog As I See It and restaurant/movie review site The Real Deal have attracted a cult following in Asia and beyond. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a music critic for Time Out (HK).

Jason is the bestselling author of Umbrellas in Bloom (2016), No City for Slow Men (2013) and HONG KONG State of Mind (2010). Together, the three books form a Hong Kong trilogy that tracks the city's post-colonial development. His short stories have appeared in various anthologies. In 2017, Jason co-edited and contributed to Hong Kong 20/20, an anthology that marks the 20th anniversary of the handover. In July 2017, he was appointed Advising Editor for the Los Angeles Revie…

Join the Club 入會須知

You have reached a midlife plateau. You have everything you thought you wanted: a happy family, a well-located apartment and a cushy management job. The only thing missing from that bourgeois utopia is a bit of oomph, a bit of recognition that you have played by the rules and done all right. A Porsche 911? Too clichéd. A rose gold Rolex? Got that last Christmas. An extramarital affair that ends in a costly divorce or a boiled bunny? No thanks. How about a membership at one of the city’s country clubs where accomplished individuals like yourself hang out in plaid pants and flat caps? Sounds great, but you’d better get in line.

Clubs are an age-old concept that traces back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The introduction of coffee beans to England in the mid-17th Century spurred the proliferation of coffeehouses for like-minded gentlemen to trade gossip about the monarchy over a hot beverage. In the centuries since, these semi-secret hideouts evolved into main street establishments t…

Media Attention + Upcoming Events 媒體關注 + 最新動向

Upcoming events and speaking engagements in 2018


Commencement of spring semester at Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong, LLM program
Course: International Securities Law
Venue: Centennial Campus, Pokfulam
Dates: 26 January - 27 April

Book launch of HK24 (2017 anthology by Hong Kong Writers Circle)
Venue: Bookazine, Prince's Building
Date: 13 February
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm


Speaker for Enrich HK's "Ask the Experts" series
Topic: TBD
Date: February

Talk at Kellett School
Topic: "Faith"
Venue: Wah Fu, Pokfulam
Date: February
Time: TBD

Moderator at screening of documentary "The Helper"
Venue: BNP Paribas, Two IFC
Date: 28 February
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Speaker at Wimler Foundation legal workshop
Topic: "Understanding Hong Kong Culture"
Venue: Philippine Consulate General, Admiralty
Date: 18 March
Time: TBD

Book launch of 《香港二十: 反思回歸廿載》, Chinese translation of PEN Hong Kong anthology Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place
Venue: TBD
Da…

The Hundredth Post 第一百篇

This month marks the third birthday of my blog As I See It, a social commentary on the trials and tribulations of living in Hong Kong. The occasion coincides with the 100th article I have written under the banner. Having reached a personal milestone, I decided to take the opportunity to reflect on my still-young writing career and wallow in, dare we say, self-congratulatory indulgence.

It all started in November 2008 on the heels of the last U.S. presidential election. I was getting ready to create a personal website as a platform to consolidate my interests and pursuits. To do that I needed content. That’s how my blog – or my “online op-ed column” as I prefer to call it – came into being. 
Before I knew it, I was banging it out in front of my iMac every night, going on and off the tangent and in and out of my stream of consciousness about the odd things I experienced in the city, the endless parade of pink elephants I saw everyday that no one seemed to bat an eyelid at. Though singi…

From Street to Chic, Hong Kong’s many-colored food scene 由大排檔到高檔: 香港的多元飲食文化

Known around the world as a foodie’s paradise, Hong Kong has a bounty of restaurants to satisfy every craving. Whether you are hungry for a lobster roll, Tandoori chicken or Spanish tapas, the Fragrant Harbour is certain to spoil you for choice.
The numbers are staggering. Openrice, the city’s leading food directory, has more than 25,000 listings—that’s one eatery for every 300 people and one of the highest restaurants-per-capita in the world. The number of Michelin-starred restaurants reached a high of 64 in 2015, a remarkable feat for a city that’s only a little over half the size of London. Amber and Otto e Mezzo occupied two of the five top spots in Asia according to The World’s Best Restaurants, serving up exquisite French and Italian fares that tantalise even the pickiest of taste buds.

While world class international cuisine is there for the taking, it is the local food scene in Hong Kong that steals the hearts of residents and visitors alike. Whatever your budget and palate…

The Joshua I Know 我認識的之鋒

When I shook his hand for the first time, I thought he was the strangest seventeen-year-old I’d ever met.
It was 2014, and considering how much Hong Kong has changed in the last three year, it felt like a lifetime ago.
Joshua sat across from me at a table in the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, with his iPhone in one hand and an iPad in the other. I ordered him a lemon iced tea with extra syrup.
He was eager to begin our conversation, not because he was excited about being interviewed for my article, but because he wanted to get it over with and get on with the rest of his jam-packed day.
During our 45-minute chat, he spoke in rapid-fire Cantonese, blinking every few seconds in the way robots are programmed to blink like humans. He was quick, precise and focused.

He was also curt.
When I asked him if he had a Twitter account, he snapped, “Nobody uses Twitter in Hong Kong. Next question.”
I wasn’t the least offended by his bluntness—I chalked it up to gumption and precocity. For a te…

When Free Speech Isn't Free 當言論不再自由

The school year had barely begun when two incidents—both testing the limits of free speech on campus—unfolded at Chinese University and Education University and sent management scrambling for a response.
On Monday, at least three large banners bearing the words “Hong Kong independence” were spotted in various locations at Chinese University, including one that draped across the famous “Beacon” sculpture outside the school’s main library. Within hours, the banners were removed by the school authorities.
A few days later, a sign “congratulating” Education Undersecretary Choi Yuk-lin (蔡若蓮) on her son’s recent suicide appeared on Education University’s Democracy Wall, a public bulletin board for students to express opinions and exchange views. Likewise, the sign was taken down shortly thereafter.


That could have been the end of the controversies had university management not succumbed to the temptation to say a few choice words of their own. In the end, it was the reaction from the schoo…

The Beam in Our Eye 眼中的梁木

With 59 confirmed deaths and over 500 wounded, the Las Vegas mass shooting is the deadliest one in modern American history. Places like Columbine, Aurora, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Orlando—and now Sin City—are forever associated with carnage and death tolls. 

Not a week goes by in America without a horrific gun attack in a shopping mall, a school or a movie theatre.People outside the U.S. can’t fathom why the world’s wealthiest country can be in such denial over a simple fact: more guns means more gun-related deaths.

But they don’t get it, don’t now? Instead, they tell us foreigners to stay out of the debate because we don’t understand what the Second Amendment means to the Land of the Free.
So the anomaly continues: each time a shooting rampage shocks the nation, citizens respond with prayers and tributes for a while, but their lawmakers do nothing to change gun laws. And we—the foreigners—shake our heads in disbelief and wonder how many more innocent lives need to be lost before the co…

The Moonscape of Sexual Equality - Part 1 走在崎嶇的路上-上卷

There are things about America that boggle the mind: gun violence, healthcare costs and Donald Trump. But once in a while – not often, just once in a while – the country gets something so right and displays such courage that it reminds the rest of the world what an amazing place it truly is. What happened three days ago at the nation’s capital is shaping up to be one of those instances.

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-to-4 decision on same-sex marriage, the most important gay rights ruling in the country’s history. In Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Kennedy wrote, “It would misunderstand [gay and lesbian couples] to say that they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find fulfillment for themselves… They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” 
With those simple words, Justice Kennedy made marriage equality a constitutionally prote…