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Minnesotans for and against same-sex marriage stand side-by-side on May 19, 2011, while state representatives debate whether to amend the state Constitution to ban gay marriage. Don Davis | Forum News Service

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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