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Study: Equal marriage could bring $42 million to Minnesota economy over three years

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  1. Delaware, Minnesota, Illinois and Rhode Island have not allowed SSM as of yet!

    Hearings, inquiries, Committee votes and floor votes on both houses – plus a Governors signature or legislative override if a Governors vetoes any law is what is required for SSM to become law

  2. I wondered how long it would be before they started thinking along these lines.

    All they need do is look at how New York has seen an increase to know that SSM is the right thing to do, not only in terms of equality but also massively beneficial to the local economy!

  3. In “Prop 8 the musical” Neil Patrick Harris sings “Gay Marriage could save the economy!”… he’s being proved right!

    Some states are on the ball, and like Minnesota are just beginning to figure it out! Others are just to hung up on prejudices, they haven’t figured it out yet!

    What is interesting is NY almost accomplished in 1 year what they predicted for 3 years!

    NYC before: http://www.yourtango.com/201176894/study-same-sex-marriage-could-boost-new-yorks-economy

    NYC after: http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/24/pf/gay-marriage-economic-impact/index.htm

  4. Funny how ‘filthy lucre’ serves to focus the mind. Personally, I don’t care what their reason. Just get it done!

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Apr 2013, 12:28pm

    The Economist, a supporter of EM, also said that it would be a good thing for the economy. Yvette Cooper prior to the vote on February 5th said that approximately $18 million annually could be realised by gay couples marrying.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 16 Apr 2013, 12:29pm

      Ooops £18 million.

  6. GingerlyColors 16 Apr 2013, 12:40pm

    Just think of the economic benefits to our country if we legalise gay marriage. Not only will the wedding industry benefit but it will improve our country’s image as an LGBT destination.

  7. Just to inject a bit of humor; should the conservatives (read that, bigots) hold sway and defeat the initiative, in Minnesota, you will be able to indentify one of them, anywhere in the world. They will be the ones, walking about, with noseless, spited, faces. LOL

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