Hmmm, I wonder if all these Californian’s who stand against Marriage Equality think about this for a moment. California is in financial crisis. Teachers and other City & State workers are losing their jobs, having their salaries cut, and others are still at risk. Social Services have been cut already. Imagine the money that could be immediately pumped into CA with Marriage Equality. Remember folks, Massachusetts didn’t “burn in damnation” these past 5 years. And what of Iowa, Vermont, and the other states that are upholding constitutional rights? They will get an economic boost too! I posted on this back in October, Equality = Cash for CA ($63 million). Oh, California, you wanted Governor Movie Star and that didn’t work out so well. You narrowly voted against equality, seems like that is not helping too much either. Might be time to get on board!
AMHERST, Mass. — A study says the over 12,000 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since 2004 have pumped over $111 million into the state’s economy.
The report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law says a typical same-sex couple spent about $7,400 on their wedding, with one in 10 couples spending over $20,000.
A second study by the same group found that young, highly educated people in same-sex relationships were 2.5 times more likely to move to Massachusetts after 2004 than before gay marriage became legal.
M.V. Lee Badgett, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts and a study co-author, says allowing gay couples to marry has helped businesses in tough economic times.
Sunday marks the five-year anniversary of Massachusetts recording its first same-sex marriage licenses.