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Would marriage equality be a boost to the economy?

  • Marriage equality would be a boost to the economy

    I am favor of same-sex marriage, among other reasons, for the economic benefits. Think about it the industry that revolves around weddings (caterers, chapels, florists, wedding planners, etc.). If (and when) same-sex marriage is legalized, you automatically have an expanded market to sell these products and services to. So it only makes perfect sense from an economic perspective to legalize same-sex marriage.

  • Yes, marriage supports the economy.

    When a couple is getting married, they often spend a great deal of money on the celebrations during and after it. So allowing gay marriage would increase this spending. Also, married couples tend to buy homes and to furnish them nicely, perhaps have children, and in general contribute to economic stability.

  • Yes, marriage equality would boost the economy.

    Marriage equality would boost the economy for a lot of reasons. It would increase the amount of purchases of marriage licenses. It would create an increase in wedding spending. This increase in spending would help boost all local economies. It would even be a way to increase the appeal of the United States to foreign intellectuals.

  • Yes, marriage equality would be a boost to the economy.

    Same sex marriages would probably be a small boost to the economy. Although some revenues would be lost through federal and state taxes, since married couples in general are taxed at a lower rate than single people, the true economical boost might be in home sales. I say this because a married couple looking to buy shows more stability than two single people looking to buy. Plus, as a married couple, in the event one person dies, the spouse would automatically get the property. Time will certainly tell if marriage equality boosts the economy.

  • Yes

    Marriage equality probably would boost the economy in slight ways. The marriage and wedding industry would probably see a huge boom in sales. With marriage becoming legal, gay couples would opt for ceremonies and honeymoons and parties just like straight couples. It might also encourage couples to buy bigger items together like houses and cars, because they can share the financial responsibilities.

  • Yes, It Would

    It is easy to see that marriage equality would indeed be a boost to the national economy of the United States of America. More people would need weddings to be performed, and as a result there would be much more business for those who are involved in those industries. And we all know how expensive weddings are.

  • Not A Signifigant Boost

    Studies in America show that approximately 1.7% of the population identifies as gay or lesbian. Given that percentage might be slightly under reported, you still can't assume a large fraction of the population will actually be affected by marriage equality. While marriage equality might make a difference in terms of marriage and the expenses for having them, it will be so few people total, that it won't make a significant impact on the economy.

  • No it is a social issue

    I don't see marriage equality being a boost to the economy and if it is one it would be incredibly small. The issue of marriage rights is a social issue right now not an economical one. It may have small side effects but you are really doing is social change.

  • I dont think so

    No, I don't see how. Marriage equality would allow gays to have the same rights as straight people do, this is why they are fighting to attain it. Gay couples already do most of the things straight couples do, they just don't have the same legal rights when it comes to property and medical decisions. A gay person is taxed as a single person at a higher rate because they cannot get the deductions that a straight couple can get. They possibly pay higher taxes on inheritance also, they cannot get spousal SS if their partner dies, and so on. It seems to me that the government would lose revenue if marriage equality were recognized as a right.

  • No, I don't see how.

    Marriage equality would allow gays to have the same rights as straight people do, this is why they are fighting to attain it. Gay couples already do most of the things straight couples do, they just don't have the same legal rights when it comes to property and medical decisions. A gay person is taxed as a single person at a higher rate because they cannot get the deductions that a straight couple can get. They possibly pay higher taxes on inheritance also, they cannot get spousal SS if their partner dies, and so on. It seems to me that the government would lose revenue if marriage equality were recognized as a right.


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