Sunday, June 15, 2008

Study: Gay Marriage Good For Economy

UCLA Researchers Say Same Sex Unions Will Create Jobs, Generate Revenue

Same-sex weddings could create hundreds of new jobs and pump hundreds of millions of dollars into California's economy, according to a new study released Monday.

Gay couples are projected to spend $684 million on flowers, cakes, hotels, photographers and other wedding services over the next three years - so long as voters don't put a halt to the same-sex marriage spree, according to a study by the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

During the three-year period, the researchers project that about half of the state's more than 100,000 same-sex couples will get married and another 68,000 out-of-state couples will travel to California to exchange vows. The nuptial rush is expected to create some 2,200 jobs.

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Seems like we reported this story on LLL before, only we were talking about Massachusetts. Now it seems that California is poised to swoop in and take advantage of what we once had a monopoly on but couldn't cash in on because of our pesky 1913 law.

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