Gay Marriage Brought $259 Million to New York City in 1 Year!
One year after passing the Marriage Equality Act, which allows gay
couples to legally marry, New York City has made an estimated $259
million off marriage license applications, money spent by out-of-city
guests on hotel rooms and the wedding industry in general, the Huffington Post reported.
In a statement regarding the recent economic impact report, Mayor
Bloomberg said: “Marriage equality has made our city more open,
inclusive and free – and it has also helped to create jobs and support
our economy. New York has always been a great place to get married and
since the passage of the Marriage Equality Act, we’re welcoming more and
more couples, their families and friends from around the country and
According to Bloomberg news,
at least 8,200 gay-marriage licenses were issued in New York,
accounting for more than 10 percent of the 75,000 wedding licenses
issued in the city in the past year.
Read more and watch the video of New York City council member Christine Quinn shared marrying her partner.