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Gay Marriage Has Made $259 Million for New York City

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s figures that same-sex marriages brought in some $259 million in economic benefits to the city are correct—that means gay marriages earned the city around $30,000 per hour since they were legalized one year ago. Or put another way, that’s an extra $31 for each 8,245,000 New Yorkers.
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theatlantic:

Gay Marriage Has Made $259 Million for New York City

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s figures that same-sex marriages brought in some $259 million in economic benefits to the city are correct—that means gay marriages earned the city around $30,000 per hour since they were legalized one year ago. Or put another way, that’s an extra $31 for each 8,245,000 New Yorkers.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

(via wnyc)