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

Publication Date: March 2009


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

Research Area: Law and ethics; Social conditions

Keywords: gay; lesbian; Vermont; marriage

Type: Report


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.