With a growing number of states offering gay marriage – New York being the latest – officials in Las Vegas are considering marketing honeymoons to gay and lesbian couples.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, the city's convention and visitors authority has already discussed the possibility.

Marriage in Nevada is limited to heterosexual couples. Voters in 2002 approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state. In 2009, lawmakers overrode Republican Governor Jim Gibbons' veto to approve a domestic partnership law that recognizes gay couples with many of the rights of marriage.

The state's economy is intrinsically tied to the wedding industry. With an average of 114,000 weddings taking place in Las Vegas each year, the city is the nation's wedding destination.

And Las Vegas competes with Hawaii as the top U.S. destination for honeymoons.

Gay tourists spend an estimated $26 million in Las Vegas, according to the visitors authority.

Several Las Vegas casinos already market to gay travelers, including MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, Ltd., Caesars Entertainment Corp. and the Tropicana Las Vegas.