What Is the Fiscal Impact of Gay Marriage?

Same-sex marriage won't balance the budget, but it will help -- and the reason should please conservatives.

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in today's Proposition 8 case, a lot of people have the same question for the gay fiscal-policy writer: How would same-sex marriage affect government budgets? There's been a surprisingly large amount of research into this question, and the answer is that same-sex marriage would probably improve governments' fiscal situations a little.

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