The Freedom to Marry expected to create Wedding-related Jobs in D.C.
March 10, 2010
Ylan Q. Mui reports in The Washington Post:
"As the first same-sex couples married in Washington on Tuesday, the city is in the national spotlight as a pioneer in the gay-rights movement. But local officials say the historic event also has more practical implications for a city grappling with 12 percent unemployment: jobs. A study by the nonprofit Williams Institute predicted that legalizing marriage equality will create 700 jobs and contribute $52.2 million over three years to the local economy. ...A 2004 Congressional Budget Office report estimated that legalizing the freedom to marry across the country would generate about $1 billion annually in new federal revenue through taxes and other fees."
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