In an NYC& Co. survey, New York City’s marketing and tourism office and the city clerk’s office have collected interesting new information on the benefits that the city receives from allowing gay Americans to walk down the aisle. More than 10 percent of wedding licenses issued in New York City this past year were issued to homosexuals. In that first year, more than 8,200 gay couples were married.
Mayor Bloomberg happily welcomes gay marriage, as well as the recent growth in New York City’s economy. Bloomberg says, “Marriage equality has made our city more open, inclusive and free –- and it has also helped to create jobs and support our economy.”