I think the 'battle' may not be over - or, at least, the 'war' is not over even if this 'battle' is a victory. I recall hearing the same kind of victory claims after Roe v. Wade. Yet abortion is still in the news and being fought 41 years later.
Maybe depending on the courts for a definitive decision was not the best approach. "Blacks" became 'people' through a Constitutional amendment. Women and blacks got the 'right' to vote through Constitutional amendment. If we are going to insist that the government needs to define marriage and provide benefits for marriage, maybe the only way to really settle the issue is through an amendment.... (Personally, I think getting government completely out of marriage is the better solution - treat ALL people equally, including single people. No government benefits for marriage at all for anyone would mean the government no longer has a compelling interest in how people express their love. Just seems much, much more logical to me.)
Very insightful. Also note all the building Pueblo is doing behind the levee, in the 100- and 500-year flood plain. New Judicial Center. Even their Emergency Management function! They NEED the river to be controlled. They've put their money (and political careers) on the banks of the river - if ANYTHING happens, you know it will be seen as Colorado Spring's fault they lost their investments and can't even respond because their emergency center (and the backup) are under water ....
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