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The Impact of Extending Marriage to Non-Resident Same-Sex Couples on the Massachusetts Budget

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Publication Date: June 2008

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

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

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts

Abstract:

Using information from Massachusetts as well as data on tourist spending and wedding spending compiled from industry sources, we find that this policy reduces spending for Massachusetts businesses and tax revenues for the Commonwealth and local governments.