Skip to comments.Gay weddings have boosted US economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling (Barf alert)
Posted on 05/30/2020 1:46:48 PM PDT by Ennis85
Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday.
Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, according to researchers from the Williams Institute at Californias UCLA School of Law.
Marriage equality has changed the lives of same-sex couples and their families, said the studys lead author Christy Mallory, state and local policy director at the Williams Institute. It has also provided a sizable benefit to business and state and local governments.
Some $3.2 billion has been spent on weddings, while thousands of traveling wedding guests spent $544 million. The events generated an additional $244 million in state and local taxes, the research found.
About 45,000 jobs also were supported by same-sex weddings, according to the study.
Gay marriage was first approved in the state of Massachusetts in 2003, with several states following suit.
By the time of the Supreme Courts landmark decision, some 242,000 same-sex couples had wed, the study said.
The total has since more than doubled, with more than half a million gay and lesbian couples marrying in the United States.
The United States is one of 28 United Nations member states that recognizes the right of same-sex couples to marry after Costa Rica joined the ranks on Tuesday.
According to advocacy group Open For Business, gay marriage in Costa Rica could boost the economy by up to $592 million.
The Williams Institute study included figures and estimates based on data from the US Census Bureau.
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right... and their healthcare issues have cost us $100b.
Sales of AstroGlide have also increased......
Lesbian divorces have made divorce lawyers 35% richer. Prove me wrong....LOL!
Gay weddings have boosted US economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling
Child pornography could boost the US economy too...wanna give that a go?
There are some things more important than Money
A higher divorce rate among gays, keeps the lawyers working too.
Now tally the costs of willful health-destroying conduct.
I’m positive that they total up to a multi-trillion dollar amount.
I know they're "fancy" people and want a big splash, and they look sooooo pretty in their gay attire....
"I hope you enjoy your gaity".....words from a long ago movie if anyone remembers....(back in the day when "gay" meant something happy)
More propaganda porn...
When NYS was in the midst of promoting Gay Marriage, I remember Cuomo specifically saying it would be good for the state because it would bring in a lot of money.
Boom! Nailed it in the very first comment. So, since you saved me the time... What’s up with this new and already overused cliché of ending opines with “prove me wrong”?
How much have trannies cost this nation? Homos, trannies, they’re one and the same.
Boom! Nailed it in the very first comment. So, since you saved me the time... Whats up with this new and already overused cliché of ending opines with prove me wrong?
I think it’s mechanism to troll for comments back maybe?
“Gay weddings” are fictional, a pretty name for parties recognizing a sad perversion that voluntarily removes people from the gene pool.
How much have trannies cost this nation? Homos, trannies, theyre one and the same.
that’s a damn good question, sir. Too much... the only money put forth should be for therapy and meds so they may over come their gender delusions.
I added up the numbers and it comes to 14 BAZILLION dollars.
This was around the time when the oligarchs dropped all pretense of America being a representative democracy and the rule of law.
Yeah, because people holding $3.8 billion in dollars have nothing else to spend it on.
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