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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, estimates that — based on 2010 U.S. Census data -- 48,496 ...

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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 — based on 2010 U.S. Census data...

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

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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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 — based on 2010 U.S. Census data — 46,401 same-sex couples...

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

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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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 jobs in the state.

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

| Sunday, April 27, 2014
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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 top HRC executives? Do such compensation amounts cut off their awareness of gays who don't make that kind of money? Or is it because the minimum wage increase doesn't attract the attention of celebrities who appear at HRC dinners?

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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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Harvard professor apologizes for anti-gay remarks at financial conference

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
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A Harvard professor has apologized for anti-gay remarks when he said famed British economist John Maynard Keynes' philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children.

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Presidential election poll: LGBT issues see historic political shift

By James Thilman| After Elton | Thursday, August 23, 2012
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According to a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Logo TV, all political candidates could greatly benefit by supporting equal rights for LGBT Americans.

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Report: Gay marriage in Washington would boost economy by $88 million

| Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in Washington State ccould lead to an $88-million boost to the state's economy over the first three years, according to a new report, which also finds that the total spending on wedding arrangements and tourism is likely to generate $8 million in tax revenue for state and local governments.

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