Counting on Couples: Fiscal Savings From Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry in Connecticut

By Brad Sears, M.V. Lee Badgett, Patrice Curtis, Elizabeth Kukura
March 2005

This study finds that giving marriage rights to same-sex couples in Connecticut will have a positive impact on the state budget. The study estimates that the state would save at least $3 million per year and as much as $13 million if same-sex couples could marry. Civil unions will result in more than $2 million per year in savings.

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