The Impact on Iowa's Budget of Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry
- Author(s): Badgett, M.V. Lee;
- Baumle, Amanda K;
- Romero, Adam P.;
- Sears, Brad
- et al.
This analysis estimates the impact of allowing same-sex couples to marry on Iowa’s state budget. Using the best data available, we estimate that allowing same-sex couples to marry will result in a net gain of approximately $5.3 million each year for the State. This net impact will be the result of savings in expenditures on state means-tested public benefit programs and an increase in state income and sales tax revenue.