Gay Marriage Isnt Raising Significant Cash For Ny

01.27.12 | Bob Price, Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once said gay marriage would open the flood gates to economic prosperity in the Empire State. But as it turns out, that's not the case. When gay marriage became law July 24th, Governor Cuomo promised over a hundred thousand couples would tie the knot, and the result would be a more then 200-million-dollar cottage industry in the Empire State. But an independant analysis from the Cuyler News Service in Albany finds only about 4-thousand gay couples have actually gotten married in the sixth months since that law was passed. New York is the largest state to allow same sex marriage, joining Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The issue will be decided by a half dozen other states later this year.