Philadelphia Business Journal reports on another benefit to this week’s ruling expanding marriage rights in Pennsylvania:
•Gay marriage would generate between $65 million and $92 million through direct wedding spending and wedding-related tourism, creating between 812 and 1,142 full- and part-time jobs.
• Same-sex couples would spend one-quarter of the amount heterosexual couples would (based on the assumption that same-sex couples would receive less financial support from their parents “due to persistent stigma,” resulting in less spending). Still the average total is $6,486 per wedding. This number would be approximately between $51.5 million and $72.4 million.
• Overall spending boost would generate between $4.2 million and $5.8 million in sales tax revenue, based on the $65 million and $92 million generated from direct wedding spending.