The Business Boost from Marriage Equality: Evidence from the Health and Marriage Equality in Massachusetts Survey
Publication Date: May 2009
Keywords: gay; business; marriage; economic
This brief draws on two sources of data, a survey and state-collected tax revenue data, and finds that marriages have had a positive economic effect on Massachusetts--likely providing a boost of over $100 million to the state economy. Same-sex couples' weddings injected significant spending into the Massachusetts economy and brought out-of-state guests to the state, whose spending also added to the economic boost.