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The Economic Case for Passing Marriage Equality in Illinois
The only anecdata I have on Iowa benefitting from the legalization of gay marriage are one couple I know, who got married there but had a ceremony and reception back here in Chicago. I think they stayed overnight, or at least got lunch, so we didn't miss out on much taxation (besides being from here, the upstairs at the Bottom Lounge is a great place for a reception--I've been to two there--so we've got that going for us). But how about other folks? The Williams Institute at UCLA actually looked into it (PDF), and found that we're getting a modest soaking by our neighbors. The estimates are pretty rough, but it's interesting enough.

To begin with, Iowa is definitely pulling married couples from Illinois:

Illinois, as you might expect as Iowa's most populous neighbor, is number one at 17 percent. 59 percent of same-sex marriages in Iowa, in the first year after it was legalized in 2009, were to out-of-state couples. It's wasn't that many: 1,233 out of 2,099 in all, so about 210 couples from Illinois.

Authored By Whet Moser - See the Full Story at Chicago Magazine

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Published on:  January 5, 2013


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