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

  • Author(s): Badgett, M.V. Lee
  • Sears, Brad
  • et al.

Using information from Massachusetts as well as data on tourist spending and wedding spending compiled from industry sources, we find that the current policy of forbidding out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reduces spending for Massachusetts businesses and tax revenues for the Commonwealth and local governments.

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