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Gay marriage supporters rally in April of 2011 as Minnesota lawmakers considered whether to put an anti-gay marriage provision in the state Constitution. (Forum News Service file photo by Don Davis)

Gay marriage talk includes money as historic vote nears

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ST. PAUL – Most debate about today’s historic Minnesota House vote to allow same-sex marriage centers on religious and moral issues, but money also slips into the discussion.

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A UCLA Williams Institute analysis claims that allowing gay couples to marry would provide a $42 million economic boost in the first three years, with $27 million in the first year alone.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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