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REPORT: Illinois’s Economy Would Benefit From Marriage Equality

By Zack Ford on March 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

"REPORT: Illinois’s Economy Would Benefit From Marriage Equality"

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A new report from the Williams Institute shows that legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could bring as much as $103 million in new spending to the state’s economy within the first three years, including $66 million in just the first year. This estimate is based on how many same-sex couples will marry and the tourism from their visiting friends and family. It does not include out-of-state couples who may also come to the state to wed. State and local coffers could expect to bring in an additional $8.5 million in tax revenue over the first three years.

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