Same-Sex Marriages Could Bring California Millions

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If California resumed allowing same-sex marriage, it could pull in about $492 million over the next three years, a UCLA professor found.

M.V.Kee Badgett, research director at the Williams Institute at UCLA, estimates that about 37,000 day couples who live in California would marry in the next three years, and that about 49,000 nonresident gay couples would come to California to marry.

She says that in-state couples spend on average $7600 on their weddings, and out-of-state couples spend $4300.

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The Williams Institute has several publications on the financial impact of same-sex marriage.

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