NYC: $259M economic boost from gay marriages.
The Los Angeles Times details:
At least 8,200 same-sex marriage licenses were issued in New York City in the last year, according to a statement from the mayor. That’s more than 10% of the 75,000 total licenses issued by the city since July 24, 2011.
The weddings helped bring the city $16 million in direct revenue, according to a report conducted by the City Clerk’s Office and NYC & Co., the official marketing and tourism agency.
“Marriage equality has made our City more open, inclusive and free – and it has also helped to create jobs and support our economy,” said Bloomberg in his statement.