Delaware Governor Jack Markell believes gay marriage is good for the economy.

Earlier this month, Markell eagerly signed into law a bill making Delaware the 11th state to legalize such unions.

Markell explained his support for marriage equality during an appearance on Huff Post Live.

“It's a big move because 4 years ago it was legal in Delaware to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation,” he said, speaking in a Google+ hangout. “So we changed that. And now, just a few years later, as you say, we're the 11th state to sign marriage equality.”

“Not only is it the right thing to do, it's the right thing to do for our economy.”

“And I feel pretty strongly about that. In this day and age, the kinds of employers that we want to attract care about getting the best possible talent. They don't care whether that talent is white, or black, or Hispanic, or Asian. They don't care if that talent is straight, or gay. So, I think it's important that we send a message we're a welcoming community,” Markell added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)