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Gay marriage may be a gift to California’s economy

Forget economic stimulus checks. Same-sex marriages may give California just the financial boost it needs. Wedding planners, bakers and hotels began booking more business almost immediately after the state Supreme Court’s May 15 decision overturning a ban on gay marriage. Citing pent-up demand, one UCLA study projects that same-sex unions could provide a $370-million shot in the arm to the state economy over the next three years. “Being in West Hollywood, we’ve been inundated,” said Tom Rosa, owner of the Cake and Art bakery on Santa Monica Boulevard. “After the ruling, the phone really picked up.” For the full story visit http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wedding2-2008jun02,0,433388.story

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