More than two dozen couples wed on 12-12-12 in hopes of cashing in on the luck the once-in-a-lifetime date may have.
Maybe they believed that Dec. 12, 2012 was a lucky day or maybe they just wanted an easy date to remember as their anniversary, but 29 couples were married Wednesday in Prince George's County Circuit Court, according to a court clerk. The date 12-12-12 was big for weddings around the world as the triple date won't appear again for almost another century—until Jan. 1, 2101, according to CNN. More than 7,500 couples were set to get married in U.S., according to The Huffington Post, and thousands more across the world wed and used social media to share their photos (hashtag:#121212) Wednesday. Then there are those that were just lucky enough to be born on that date. A call to Prince George's Hospital Center asking about the number of births …
Cake shops, wedding venues expect to see part of $90 million boost from marriage-equality provision.
- Ben Gross
Monday, November 12, 2012
With the passage of Question 6 approving same-sex marriage, some financial analysts say believe that Maryland’s economy could see as much as a $90 million boost, according to a recent Gazette story. Mark Yost, president of the Maryland Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, quoted research from UCLA's Williams Institute that there could be $3.6 million in sales and lodging tax revenue, and $21 million per year from wedding-related businesses. A reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal spoke with Mary Alice Yetskey, the marketing director of Duff Goldman’s Charm City Cakes, who believes that her business will see a “much busier January” than normal. The story also quotes Mark Scurti, an attorney specializing in LGBT issues at Towson’s …