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

Publication Date: June 2008


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

Research Area: Economics; Law and ethics

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts


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.