It's hasn't even been five months since that glorious day in June when the Supreme Court brought marriage equality nationwide, but our country is already reaping the financial benefits.
According to a new study by a researcher at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, the 96,000 same-sex couples who have married since the ruling have generated an estimated $813 million boost to state and local economies and $52 million in state and local sales tax revenue. You guys, five months isn't even enough time for the average person to plan a full wedding — can you imagine the boost the next one, two and three years will bring?!
“This study shows that businesses and governments have benefited from marriage for same-sex couples,” said Christy Mallory, senior counsel and Anna M. Curren Fellow at the Williams Institute and author of the report.
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