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Weddings Could Bring 22 Million to DC


Weddings for gay couples could generate as much as $22 million for Washington, D.C.'s economy over the next three years, according to city's Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

The study estimates that more than 10,000 same-sex couples from across the country would come to the nation's capital to get married over the next three years, according to The Washington Post.

The analysis says that most weddings would involve couples who live outside the district, but 2,000 gay D.C. couples would likely marry right after the law takes effect.

On Tuesday the D.C. city council approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage with an 11-2 vote, and Mayor Adrian Fenty, a gay rights supporter, has indicated that he will sign it.

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