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Study: Same-Sex Marriage Would Boost Florida Economy

Study: Same-Sex Marriage Would Boost Florida Economy
Posted August 20th, 2014 @ 7:00am

Legalizing same-sex marriage would have a $182 million impact on Florida's economy over the next three years.

That's according to a new study by UCLA's Williams Institute.

The study shows gay couples would spend nearly $140 million on wedding expenses. Out-of-state wedding guests would spend more than $42 million during their stay in Florida.

Legalizing gay marriage equality would create 875 to 2,626 jobs in Florida, according to the study.

The increased wedding spending would add up to $12 million in sales tax revenue.

The study limited its scope to just the 24,248 gay couples who live in Florida and doesn't take into account the many same-sex couples who would likely flock to Florida to get married.

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