Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.
As DeBoer and Rowse move forward with their legal battle, gay marriage coming to Michigan in the near future looks inevitable. Will Rick Snyder start to sweat over his legacy or continue to stand on the wrong side of history?
As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, "Know when to fight and when not to." This is what marriage-equality supporters in Michigan must consider. The ultimate question is about terrain: to fight in 2014 or in 2016?