John Oliver takes on the lingering presence of legal LGBT discrimination in the US
Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the topic of discrimination against LGBT people in the United States. Though earlier this summer gay marriage was federally legalized by the Supreme Court, as Oliver points out, there are still laws on the books allowing people to be fired or denied service for their sexual preferences in over 30 states.
"The Constitution isn't the star in Super Mario Brothers. It doesn't make you invincible so you can just do whatever the fuck you want," Oliver said in reference to a Colorado baker who refused to make cakes for gay weddings on the grounds of religious freedom.
Last Week Tonight also reached out to all the presidential candidates asking whether they would support a bill that guarantees equal rights for LGBT people. Only four responded, including Rand Paul, whose representative simply wrote, "We'll pass. Thanks."