Last Week Tonight: Watch John Oliver Argue for Stronger LGBT Rights

Marriage equality is the law across the U.S., according to the Supreme Court. However, on Sundays Last Week Tonight John Oliver noted that there are still plenty of ways in this

country to ruin a gay honeymoon. Thats because while discriminating against same sex unions themselves is no longer legal, in many states it is still legal to discriminate a

gainst gay people when it comes to housing or employment, and photos of a same-sex marriage could result in someone losing their job. In Oliv

ers opinion the only reason someone should be fired after their wedding is if their theme was stolen office supplies.   Get The Brief. Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now.   Thank you!  For your security, we've sent a confirmation email to the address you entere

d. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder.   The fact that discrimination

based on sexual orientation is legal in various cases in 31 states may surprise people, said Oliver, showing a poll that said 71% of Americans thought employment discrimination was illegal. Thats optimistic, but wrong, noted Oliver. Like thinking wearing vertical stripes are flattering or making your first condom purchase magnum. Oliver said extending civil rights to gay people should not solely be the provenance of the states, because while some ensure civil rights for all, other states adamantly do not. For example, Arkansas recently passed what Oliver described as an anti-anti-discrimination bill to prevent any city or county within the state to extend civil rights to gay people.  To test the water for a federal law banning discrimination based on sexu

al orientation, Olivers team reached out to all the presidential candidates but only heard back from four, although that included Rand Pauls campaign who answered Well pass. Thanks. Most Popular on TIME

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