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The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the New Jersey Budget

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Publication Date: June 2008

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

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Law and ethics (Family law)

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey


This analysis estimates the impact of extending marriage to same-sex couples on state and local government revenues in New Jersey. Using the best data available, we estimate that allowing same-sex couples to marry will result in approximately $19 million in new revenue over the next three years.