M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and public policy, says the decline in the number of same-sex marriages in New Hampshire, Vermont and to a lesser degree in Massachusetts, may be due to an easing of pent-up demand.

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and public policy, says the decline in the number of same-sex marriages in New Hampshire, Vermont and to a lesser degree in Massachusetts, may be due to an easing of pent-up demand now that federal law allows it and people don’t have to come to New England states to get legally married. She says, however, that is something of a guess because same-sex marriage hasn’t been around long enough to reveal long-term trends. (Concord Monitor [N.H.], 2/9/19)