Study: Gay Marriage Could Mean $1.2 Million for RI
A new study says authorizing gay marriage in Rhode Island would be a boon for government coffers. The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law says Rhode Island stands to generate nearly $1.2 million in new government revenue over three years if the state allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. The new revenue would come primarily in the form of additional tax revenue. The study estimates that same-sex weddings would generate $400,000 in new sales tax dollars over three years.