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Watch John Oliver explain the absurdity of leaving LGBT rights up to the states

Gay couple San Juan
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Just because gay marriage is legal, it does not mean discrimination isn’t occurring, obviously.
By Sasha Zients
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Even after the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage, there are still plenty of legal ways to discriminate against LGBT people in many US states. In last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver asked the 2016 presidential candidates whether they would support a comprehensive bill protecting LGBT rights. Most declined to answer; the campaign of Republican Rand Paul responded: ”We’ll pass. Thanks.”

Watch the clip here:


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