Study: Marriage equality will boost Hawaii’s economy

February 5, 2013

HI_EconStudyAt its core, extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples ensures that loving couples have the tools they need to protect their families. But a study released today by University of Hawaii economics professor Summer La Croix demonstrates another significant benefit to passing marriage equality: boosting our state economy!

In his report released today, La Croix says that “marriage equality is likely to lead to substantial increases in visitor arrivals, visitor spending and state and county general tax revenues.”

He estimates that should Hawaii pass the freedom to marry, ceremonies and honeymoons for both residents and non-residents would generate an additional $46 to $258 million for the Hawaii economy over the 2014-2016 period.

Read more about the report here.

And then be sure to ask your legislators to support a marriage bill during this legislative session. Click here to send them a message now and then CLICK HERE to sign up for Marriage Equality Lobby Day next Monday at the State Capitol in Honolulu.