It was a year ago this July that New York state legalized gay marriage, and in that past year, New York City’s economy alone was flooded with $275 million in revenue thanks to that decision.
Because the thing is, with that many more weddings going on, there are that many more people out and about and opening up their wallets—200,000 more people, it’s estimated. Those people ate, they stayed in hotels, they shopped. And they celebrated their friends’ ability to tie the knot with the government’s blessing.
It’s a pretty happy thing all around.