Op-Ed: MA’s Las Vegas Envy

New York Times
July 17, 2008
What changed? Well, with the economy the way it is, becoming the Las Vegas of anything whatsoever began to sound like a good deal. California has been raking in money from weddings of out-of-state gay couples since a court made same-sex marriage legal there. [Link]

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A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Marriage Equality

New York Times
July 16, 2008
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Senate voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents Massachusetts from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. (Link)

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California gays ditch wedding gifts for donations

Reuters
July 14, 2008
Actor George Takei, best known for playing Mr. Sulu on the TV series "Star Trek," and his partner, Brad Altman, are among the couples promoting the idea. "Brad and I have been together for 21 years so we have our toasters and mixers. What are we going to do with more things?" said Takei, 71, who plans to marry Altman in September in Los Angeles. [Link]

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FAMILY FINANCE: Marriage equality a financial boost

Newsday
July 13, 2008
In response to a reader's question, the details of how marriage equality protects families financially is discussed. (Link)

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Marriage Equality: Sound Business to the Tune of Billions

EDGE Boston
July 9, 2008
Two new reports from The Williams Institute show that marriage equality could pump tens of millions of dollars into state economies like Calif., where marriage equality just became legal, and NJ, where marriage equality is viewed as likely, reports online news source Business Pundit. [Link]

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Marriage’s Financial Pros and Cons

U.S. News & World Report
July 3, 2008
Eight financial facts about tying the knot, something all couples need to consider as they shape their lives together. (Link)

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The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the New Jersey Budget

Williams Institute
June 2008
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a new research study analyzing the economic gains that marriage equality in New Jersey would bring. (Link)

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Gay couples’ wedding bells could ring up big money for N.J.

Star Ledger
June 19, 2008
New Jersey could boost its economy by more than half a billion dollars over the next three years by promptly honoring the freedom to marry, a California law professor told a state commission yesterday. (Link)

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The wedding aisle leads gay couples to California

USA Today
June 12, 2008
As the California Travel and Tourism Commission website showcases packages for gay honeymooners, tourism commission exec Susan Wilcox notes, "There is no doubt that same-sex marriage and vacations to California will be good for the economy."
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Gays Who Wed in California Won’t Have Equal Marriage Protections

San Jose Mercury News
June 11, 2008
Gay couples who marry in California in the upcoming months may find that they are not entitled to the same protections as straight couples, including tax breaks and divorce. [Link]

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