The Business of Love


Washington's new same-sex marriages will bring in over 700 jobs and $52 million to a city struggling with hard times, a new study finds. Thanks to ever-enterprising capitalism, the new law has already spawned gay-friendly  discounts, websites, cake toppers and ring designs.

"We're in the business of love," said Jonathan Mervis of Mervis Diamond Importers.

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