“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” -M. Ghandi
As of 19 December 2013, New Mexico joins sixteen other states, the District of Columbia, and eight Native American tribal jurisdictions in embracing the ideal of equal protection for same gender couples. This affirmation and acceptance of the diversity of love comes shortly after Hawaii’s decision to do the same on 02 December 2013. While this marks only 38% of the United States that recognizes this basic and fundamental right, the path towards total acceptance (at least from a legal stance) has begun and will continue. The decision, handed down by the NM Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, was the result of a statewide campaign that spanned almost two decades.
The Retreat remains open as a sanctuary to those who seek solace in love, peace, and harmony in the face of overwhelming sorrow, apathy, and disharmony. Namaste.