Marriage Equality Could Boost Maryland’s Economy By $90 Million Per Year

A new report from the Maryland Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce finds that Maryland’s new marriage equality law — should it survive referendum — could boost the state’s economy “by more than $90 million per year.” “Not only would the state net about $3.6 million in sales and lodging tax revenue, but over three years wedding-related businesses could see as much as $21 million per year from same-sex couples living in Maryland and another $73 million from couples traveling from out-of-state to get married,” the study concluded.