Texas, USA: State Losing $60 Million a Year Due to Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on November 30th, 2012

Texas, USA: State Losing $60 Million a Year Due to Marriage Equality BanAs the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to weigh in on marriage equality, new estimates show Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage will cost the state $182.5 million over the next three years.

The Williams Institute, a prominent LGBT think tank at UCLA, estimates that same-sex couples marrying in Maine, Washington and Maryland — where voters recently approved marriage equality — will gross a combined $166.6 million for the states in three years.

The estimate is based on Census 2010 data if 50 percent of same-sex couples marry in the first three years, which is consistent with what has happened in other states with marriage equality. The estimate takes into account the average wedding expenditures in the state and tourism reports.

Authored By Anna Waugh – See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

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