In 2008, my partner's family demanded that we fly to California and get married (after 28 years of living in sin). Between the catered party, flying in our Washington State pastor, flowers, license, and registration, we spent nearly $4000 that should have been spent in Washington State. Marriage is business for a wide range of service providers. You're right: if nothing else, approve 74 because of the Money.
Pat Mail Tacoma, WA
Post script: I did spend close to another $4,000, this time in Washington State, to celebrate my partner's life when she died of cancer in 2011. Win some, lose some.
Jobs, taxes, business revenue—Goldy's whole breakdown of the potential gay marriage windfall is right here.