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Same-Sex Marriage Matter of Money for Las Vegas
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Same-Sex Marriage Matter of Money for Las Vegas

While the question of same-sex marriage goes before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Nevada Legislature, the issue is a financial one for Las Vegas.

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Nevada say it will help the economy. The Las Vegas Gay Visitors Bureau said studies show legalized same-sex marriage will increase the number of weddings in Nevada by about 10 percent.

"If they just brought a very conservative number of two friends, two family members, that would result in about $45 million just in room revenue, not including wedding-related purchases," Mya Reyes, with the Las Vegas Gay Visitors Authority, said.

Representatives for Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International told 8 News NOW they also support same-sex marriage in Nevada, because it would add revenue.

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