But, it argued that depriving lesbians and gay men the tangible and intangible benefits of marriage is not only an act of discrimination — it also: - disadvantages them by restricting their citizenship; - hinders their mental health, wellbeing, and social mobility; and - generally disenfranchises them from various cultural, legal, economic and political aspects of their lives.
Economic view of marriage Aside from the immediate economic effect of same-sex weddings, there are longer-term economic benefits tied to marriage in general.
Weddings profit states Those benefits start with the economic boost from weddings like Caruso and West's, according to researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think-tank at the UCLA School of Law that conducts research on public policies around sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lee Badgett: This week, all eyes were on the Supreme Court as it grappled with same-sex marriage in California and its non-recognition by the federal government.
Some observers, most notably competitiveness guru Richard Florida, argue that tolerant policies and environments — including for gay people — are essential for nurturing creative workers who will drive economic growth. Recognizing her marriage would have meant less money for the government in federal estate tax revenue.
Messenger Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key reasons why couples marry.
But the gain to that town will be a loss to the region or town from which those people have come. Any additional state and federal spending on benefits would be outweighed by savings from lower cash assistance and Medicaid spending.
Even the Olympic Stadium, which we were told would be a lasting legacy, is, according to the premier, so clapped out it ought to be torn down.