Marriage Equality Means Big Money in NYC
July 25, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Marriage equality in the Empire State has meant thousands of blissfully wedded couples and big bucks for the economy.
At a press conference yesterday, the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the recent report that Marriage Equality Act has generated $259 million for NYC.
Bloomberg said in a statement, “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 the world.”
The fight for marriage equality nationwide is far from over, and with key marriage equality battles in Maryland, Minnesota, Maine and Washington state this fall, HRC remains focused on the ongoing fight for full LGBT equality.
To learn more about HRC’s work to win in New York to join our cadre of supporters for marriage equality visit www.hrc.org/marriagequality.
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