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Old August 19th, 2010, 11:48 pm
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Re: Gay Marriage

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Originally Posted by Hysteria View Post
If anything, wouldn't allowing gays to marry strengthen the economy?
That's what I'm wondering. Here's an article that points out what gay marriages can do for the economy:

Same-sex weddings good for economy, taxesMore than 130,000 same-sex couples, from California and out-of-state, would have spent $683.6 million on marriage-related activities, like weddings, honeymoons and travel over the following three years. That doesn't include money spent by the guests invited to the nuptials.

More than 2,000 jobs would have been created, and $64 million in tax revenue would be filling depleted state and local government coffers.

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If Congress was to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the U.S. Treasury would benefit to the tune of approximately $1 billion annually, via tax revenues, according to a 2004 Congressional Budget Office report, based on the 2000 census. (links.sfgate.com/ZKCH)

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I think it mentions that the amount of money would be slightly less because of the current economic state, but the point still stands.


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