Same-Sex Marriage Has Boosted U.S. Economy by $813 Million

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

NYC Wedding PhotographersIt'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?!

ā€œThis study shows that businesses and governments have benefited from marriage for same-sex couples,ā€ said Christy Mallory, senior counsel and Anna M. Curren Fellow at the Williams Institute and author of the report.

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