The Impact on Oregon’s Budget of Introducing Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships

Williams Institute
February 2008
An analysis by the Williams Institute estimates the impact on Oregon’s state budget of introducing domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. They estimate that allowing same-sex couples to enter domestic partnerships will result in a net gain of approximately $1.5 million to $3.7 million to the State’s biennial budget. This net impact will be the result of savings in expenditures on state means-tested public benefit programs and an increase in state income tax revenue. [PDF]