Illinois, USA: State Could Net More Than $100 Million by Passing Marriage Equality Bill

Written by scott on March 7th, 2013

IllinoisIllinois stands to gain a lot financially with the passage of the pending marriage equality law, a new study says. Queerty reports:

Produced by UCLA’s Williams Institute, the report adds up several sectors that would benefit from allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot: Illinois’ wedding industry would see an increase of about $74 million; the influx of out-of-town guests would mean an additional $29 million; state and local tax revenue would rise by $8.5 million; roughly 280 new jobs would be created by the uptick in weddings.

Sounds like a no-brainer.

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