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The Economic Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples in Vermont

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Publication Date: March 2009

Author(s): Brad Sears; M.V. Lee Badgett; Christopher Ramos

Topic: Law and ethics (Family law)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: gay; lesbian; Vermont; marriage

Type: Report

Abstract:

Allowing same-sex couples to marry in Vermont would have a positive impact on the state economy, generating $31 million in new spending over the next three years. This new spending will generate 700 new jobs and an additional $3.3 million in state tax revenues.