Who knew gay people could generate so much revenue?
A booming wedding industry could swell Maryland’s budget by millions if gays were permitted to wed, according to a university report released yesterday.
The study, by UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, estimates that spending on gay nuptials could top $280 million the first three years, generating $14 million in tax revenue during that time.
It’s not that allowing two men to marry is the right thing to do. It’s not that it will make no difference to straight marriages. It’s not that Massachusetts hasn’t been turned into a giganamous pillar of salt. Marriage equality would help line the states’ pockets!
On the upside, it might get Republicans on board.