According to a recent poll, 71 percent of Americans think employment discrimination is illegal. "Optimistic, but wrong," John Oliver said of the poll numbers, who spent Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" exposing the many ways in which LGBT Americans have continued to be discriminated against, even in the wake of SCOTUS' historic ruling for marriage equality.
Thinking discrimination is illegal is like "thinking wearing vertical stripes are flattering or making your first condom purchase ‘magnum,’” Oliver said.
In 31 states, Oliver went on to say, it is still perfectly legal to fire, evict or refuse service to an individual simply because they're gay.
With "religious freedom" measures on the rise, Oliver decided to reach out to every single presidential candidate to see if they would support a federal law prohibiting such discrimination. Four candidates responded.
That included Rand Paul and his campaign team's precious three-word response: "We’ll pass. Thanks.”
Watch the clip courtesy of HBO below: