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Statistically speaking: Same-sex weddings could boost the state’s economy

The Williams Institute, which researches sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, estimates that weddings and tourism by same-sex couples and their guests would add $64.4 million to the state’s economy over the next three years. Here’s more:

$4.4M Estimated state and local sales tax revenue increases over the next three years.

$50.6M Amount same-sex couples are estimated to spend on weddings in North Carolina between now and 2017.