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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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am


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

Capital's picture
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!

Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

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.

douglaslee's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

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.

antikakistocrat's picture
Apr. 18, 2012 2:41 pm

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