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February 27, 2012

US economist claims legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia would give 'substantial' boost to country's economy

Gay marriage will inject at least $161 million dollars over three years into the Australian economy, reveals a US economist.

American economics professor, Lee Badgett, is in Australia to discuss her research into the social and economic impacts of marriage equality in Europe and North America.

She claims the 'wedding-spend' of same-sex couples would be a 'substantial' boost to the country's economy.