Marriage Equality Added $259 Million to New York City’s Economy, Says Mayor on First Anniversary


Today is the first anniversary of marriage equality in New York state! Congratulations to all the couples that were married on July 24 of last year.

Marriage equality added $259 million to New York City's economy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn said today:

At least 8,200 gay-marriage licenses were issued, accounting for more than 10 percent of the 75,000 wedding licenses issued in New York City in the past year, Bloomberg and Quinn said in a statement today, citing a survey conducted by NYC & Co., the city’s marketing and tourism office, and the city clerk’s office.