Marriage equality is also good economically

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Not only is marriage equality a moral right – it’s also good economically. A new report from the Maryland Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce finds that the state’s new marriage equality law could boost the state economy by more than $90 million a year. Between wedding-related businesses getting new customers – and more out-of-state couples coming into the state to get married and spend money on hotels, restaurants, and attractions – marriage equality could serve as a stimulus for the state economy. After all – it should pay off to respect human rights.

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There are all kinds of things that are against the law that would be great economically.

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Sep. 30, 2011 2:51 pm

The bankers would love it! The irresponsible spouse can apply for credit using the total marriage income and spend spend spend! Then all couples will truly be equal!

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The cost of divorce lawyers would naturally follow the marriage cost, and/or prenupts. The market for gay wedding magazines would grow, and honeymoon cruises.

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Unless one spouse can't grow their @$$ up and learn about economics.

God I have seen enough men and women both fall into this category and seen relationships fail because of it.

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