NYC Plans ‘I Do’ Campaign to Woo Gay Weddings

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    Jun 27, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    As they should.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-26/new-york-s-gay-pride-marchers-celebrate-marriage-victory-by-thanking-cuomo.html

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to unveil a campaign to sell the most populous U.S. city as a gay-wedding destination after thousands marched to celebrate the state’s legalization of such marriages.

    The “NYC I Do” campaign “will create millions of dollars in additional economic impact to the city’s $31 billion tourism industry,” Kimberly Spell, a spokeswoman for New York & Company, the city’s marketing office, said yesterday in an e- mail. Bloomberg will unveil more details in coming days, she said.

    Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law June 24 to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Republican- controlled state Senate approved it. Passage came about a month after a group of Democratic state senators issued a report finding New York stood to reap $391 million from areas including economic activity and tax revenue within three years.
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    Jun 27, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    The wedding industry in New York State must be nearly wetting themselves with joy. People love to spend money on weddings (not sure why), and same sex couples are likely no different then hetero couples in this respect.