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02/26/2016 11:43 am ET

The Economic Case For Global LGBT Rights

A report from the Open For Business Coalition shows a close correlation between economic development and LGBT inclusion.

Businesses are coming together to publicly support LGBT rights worldwide. According to the Open For Business Coalition -- which includes companies like Google, AT&T, IBM and more -- companies perform better in LGBT-inclusive societies. While same-sex relationships are still criminalized in at least 70 countries, Jon Miller, a partner at Brunswick, said that anti-LGBT laws run "counter to the interests of business" and economic development.

Read the more about the business case for LGBT rights in the Open For Business report here, and hear more from Miller in the video above.

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