Thursday, December 20, 2012

Viva São Paulo!

BRAZIL: São Paulo State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Brazilian Law Blog reports:
Brazil is about to see something that we only heard about from the United States: a massive movement of people going to one specific State, in order to get married there. This is because São Paulo State (where São Paulo city is located) has updated its registration rules in order to allow the automatic registration of same sex marriages, without the need of a previous court order. This change has followed, with some delay, a decision from the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding same sex marriage.
The state of Sao Paulo has 41 million residents! The city of Sao Paulo is the largest in the southern hemisphere! 
Reposted from Joe

Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

A hundred thousand worlds are flowers in the sky, a single mind and body is moonlight in the water; once the cunning ends and information stops, at that moment there is no place for thought.
- Han-Shan Te-Ch'ing in The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma December 20, 2012

Living in a Cosmic Democracy

Living in harmony with all beings is flexibility. It is a kind of cosmic democracy. Each of us has a role in the situation and gets one vote. You cast your vote by being here like a great unmoving mountain. Please cast your vote completely: that is your job. Then listen to all other beings, especially foreigners, especially strangers, and especially enemies.
- Reb Anderson, “In It Together”
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