Hawaii, USA: New Study Says Marriage Equality Would Boost State Economy

Written by scott on February 6th, 2013

HawaiiAccording to Think Progress, a new study indicates that marriage equality would significantly boost the state’s economy, with very little economic downside. Isn’t that what always happens? Think Progress reports:

Same-sex couples that visit the state to marry, out-of-state guests for same-sex weddings, and same-sex couples who honeymoon there would all generate new tax revenues. The ultimate benefit could be somewhere between $46 million and $258 million over the 2014-2016 period. Conversely, marriage equality is not expected to burden either public or private employers with substantial increases in health insurance expenditures for employees.

Now imagine the boost it would give to California’s economy if the Supreme Court overturns Prop 8 this summer?


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