Estimating the Economic Impact of Marriage for Same-sex Couples after Obergefell

By Christy Mallory
November 2015

An estimated 96,000 same-sex couples in the U.S. married in the four months following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extending marriage to same-sex couples nationwide.  Wedding spending by these couples and their out-of-state guests have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $813 million, and have generated an estimated $52 million in state and local sales tax revenue.  This spending could support an estimated 9,700 jobs for one full year.

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