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Corporations realize family recognition is good for business

Annual report of HRC's Equality Index

Denied the freedom to marry, same-sex couple’s “lifetime cost of being gay” can rise to as much as

An analysis of all the extra health, legal and other costs same-sex couples bear because they can't marry

Tax Implications for Same-Sex Couples

Fact sheet outlining how same-sex couples experience discrimination in marriage through the tax code.

Study: Fiscal Impact of Marriage Equality in Maine

Maine would gain approximately $7.9 million each year if marriage is extended to same-sex couples.

The Economic Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples in the District of Columbia

Extending marriage to same-sex couples will boost the District of Columbia's economy by over $52.2 million over three years.

Study: Fiscal Impact of Marriage Equality in CA

Same-sex couples' weddings would bring an approximate $64 million boost in direct spending over three years in California.

The Impact on Iowa’s Budget of Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Same-sex couples marrying in Iowa will bring an estimated $5.3 million boost to the state's budget each year.

The Effect of Marriage Equality and Domestic Partnership on Business and the Economy

Analysis of health impacts arising from inequal treatment by companies due to exclusion from marriage.

How Excluding Same-sex Couples Hurts Families Financially

Financial analysis of the economic impacts of discrimination in marriage.

Congressional budget report: A positive impact from the freedom to marry

Analysis of the positive impact on the US budget of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

Marriage Makes Cents: How law & economics justifies same-sex marriage

Book Review of The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law