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Report: More lesbians marry than do gay men, gays have lower divorce rate

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Michelle Giorgi and Karen Madrone share a lighter moment with the Rev. Julie Peebles as she officiates in their wedding at the Guilford County Register of Deeds office on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.
Almost two-thirds of all same-sex couples who entered legal relationships are female, and overall the divorce rate for gay couples is significantly lower than opposite sex couples. [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $36 million, new jobs to Missouri economy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Missouri
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state’s economy and could generate as many as 900 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $78 million, new jobs to Georgia economy

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Georgia
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Georgia would generate an estimated $78.8 million in spending to the state’s economy and could generate more than 900 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, estimates [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $182 million, new jobs to Fla. economy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Florida would generate an estimated $182.2 million in spending to the state’s economy and could generate as many at 2,600 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $53 million, new jobs to Mich. economy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Brianne Bowen, The Ann Arbor News (AP)Mark Thiesmeyer and Matt Hook of Ann Arbor get married by Rev. Roger Pohl after more than 12 years together outside the Washtenaw County Administration Building in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014, the day after a federal court struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy and generate over 500 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, estimates that — [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $181 million, new jobs to Texas economy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Texas
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million in spending to the state’s economy and generate over 1,500 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, estimates that — [...]

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Report: Marriage equality would add $62 million, new jobs to Ariz. economy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Arizona
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Arizona would generate an estimated $61.9 million in spending to the state’s economy and generate over 500 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Spending related to same-sex couples’ wedding ceremonies and celebrations could generate up to 517 full- and part-time [...]

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Report: Marriage equality will add $15 million to Utah economy over 3 years

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Utah
SALT LAKE CITY -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah would generate an estimated $15.5 million for the state's economy in the first three years, a new report from a California-based think tank shows. [...]

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Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

Sunday, January 5, 2014
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There’s been plenty of sucking up to the business community at the Human Rights Campaign, but little focus on money matters affecting low- and moderate-income LGBT people.Why can't the HRC, the gay division of the Democratic Party, address such concerns? Is it's because of the robust six-figure salaries of the [...]

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Report: Same-sex marriage in Hawaii worth $217 million in tourism

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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HONOLULU -- A new economic analysis from the University of Hawaii says legalizing gay marriage in the state would boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years. [...]

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