Lee Badgett says the Indian economy has been losing as much as 1.4 percent of its national output because of laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

Lee Badgett says the Indian economy has been losing as much as 1.4 percent of its national output because of laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. The estimate is this represents about $26 billion per year. The Indian Supreme Court recently struck down laws that criminalized homosexuality. The move is expected to boost economic activity in the hotel and tourism sectors and promote more multinational business ventures. (Businesstimes.com, 9/12/18)