LGBT Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (TV Program)John Oliver (TV Writer)lgbt discriminationHBO (TV Network)

This year’s gay marriage ruling was a milestone, but LGBT discrimination is still surprisingly legal. John Oliver explains why we need a federal anti-discrimination law.

Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight 

Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would:
http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight

Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news:
http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight

Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:
http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

Elijah Nemr
I am a Christian, I dont hate the LGBTQ community. I dont support their sin (imo) but I love them bwcause they are people God died for. I pray for them.
Jaffa T
I'm so glad I live in the UK! It's illegal to discriminate against people for Sexual orientation, Age, Gender, Disability, Race, Religion. America is so far behind Europe on people's rights!
BlueMouse97
Politicians who literally have to think of complicated answers to simple questions like this don't deserve to be politicians... like AT ALL
hamza yate
fuck gay ppl
Zeeshan Mukhtiar
The straight women out there supporting LGBT let me ask u are u gonna be ok with transgender person coming to your bathroom
Sagieroo Kangaroo
No matter who you are, Gay, Straight, Trans, Asexual, Pansexual, Bi, or anything else, you are a human. You deserve to be treated like one.
William Coleman
The thing about the star analogy is that you can still die by jumping into a gap. So really it is like thhe star, it lets you get away with a lot, just not everything.
Reginald King
Liberalism is a mental disease
Sean McMahon
Did John Oliver just make a blanket statement that because you're a Republican, you must hate gay marriage?
Sam
8:10 I mean, online dating is useless. Might as well.
BananaDude
9:05
Holy shit, John Oliver can see the future.
Ludwig Landt
Idiots are idiots. There Will always be idiots and they'll always be louder and get more attention than smart people.
Stop fighting it cuz nothing will change
Andrea
I honestly don't think that they mean for gays to become straight when they refer to it as a lifestyle choice but that they want them to force theseselves into being in straight relatioships like many already have under hundreds of years when it was illegal and/or extremely frowned upon enough for them to be completely shunned out and rejected services such as buying food and medical
prideling
I dunno about you guys but I ABSOLUTELY need "you must be this gay to go on this ride" as a t-shirt
F Brown
1:18, the guy on the left looks like wade
baythefork
Oklahoma's state bird is badass, indigenous to Oklahoma, and it looks super unique. How dare you, John Oliver. 😂
João Nunes
and you still have people that want to go to live in america....lol ...amazing
Yur Face 2.0
Indiana Ahem
Everest Galbraith
ffs if you are gay, then you have a sexual disorder.
you are not attracted to natural reproduction, because you cant if u are gay.. so if the whole point of living is to pass on your genes then if you are gay then you have a sexual disorder LOL
Thomas Hall
don't like gay marriage? don't get one.
Icebeard
Long quest, not complicated question. Ok, define "Gender Identity"...54 categories later, trans-robotic-adult-baby, er 55 categories...
Sexual orientation, so you can't fire or even refuse to hire the convicted pedophile/rapist that works unsupervised with children/special needs people/battered women?
Alfred Soul
I like vertical stripes...
Bob Gordon
The LGBT community should be abolished, and all of its supporters DEPORTED!
Kam JapanFangirl
"America, country of freedom and equality"

sure XDDDDDDDD
Firstname Lastname
Shouldn't state/law and religion be seperated in a democracy anyway? lol
Sarvis The Buck
As a gay man, I think businesses should be able to serve whomever they want based on religious beliefs, in exchange for one minor change. They have to make that fact CLEAR in all advertising. Like a government warning they have to put on their website, business cards, door, online ads,newspaper ads and commercials. Strictly, of course, to keep them from serving impure souls without their knowledge, as well as to keep LGBTQ clients and allies from wasting the gas money to get out there.

Some might say it will hurt their business to do such a thing, but if your God demands you to turn people away, he should be capable of making up for your monetary losses. If he doesn't, well, maybe he doesn't support your prejudices.

Or better yet, you could start following the bits of your religion that teach you to treat others how you'd want to be treated.
EmperorZelos
Why is it so many gays have to have that lisp and intonation like big gay Al?
Frogman Waterblast
May the cities of Sodom be banned by fire, may their inhabitants taste but steel, may their fields burn & may their cattle & women be taken from them. Faggot!
Closing the Loop
any person should have the right to deny their services to anyone but you'd have to be a complete idiot to go around telling people why you're denying them. but at the same time, if someone tells you they are denying you, can you please just move on? someones gonna make your damn lesbian cake. just move on
Yonkage
The issue is largely a social one rather than a legal one. In states that do not have protection from being fired for being gay, an employer can literally put "because he's a faggot" in the "reason for termination" line, and it'll fly. But in states that do have that protection, the employer can simply MAKE SOMETHING UP, but still be firing that person because he is gay. There really isn't any way to prove discrimination in cases like this, where the truth is unverifiable. It's only the monumentally stupid business owners who go on record or on camera saying that they're actively discriminating against homosexuals; most of them are just finding another reason to deny them service and pretending as if their sexual orientation has nothing to do with it.

That isn't to say that legal protections aren't important, just that they are largely powerless. What needs to happen is for leadership of the country to take a vocal stance in support of all citizens, to create a social change.
We Bake
Could be removed by his successor, 😕😕😕 well that's going to happen
Reece Crump
that mention of Bernie hurt me... it hurt me on such a deep level knowing one of the few canditates that would go on record to say they wouldn't discriminate against me didnt get in the white house...
Wu Tang Clan
nowadays you are weak if you are straight... Cuz there is no community, no organisation behind you... And that's one of the mostpoints that is getting on my nerves...
pisces person
The baker Would never make a large white cake for a gay wedding and I would never eat a cake made by a guy with facial hair. I guess we're both discriminating.
sk 1278
I guess these days apparently its impossible to have two sides of an argument. It's "I'm right" and if you don't agree you're a (insert label).
Øystein A.
As long as gay parades look like they do Ill accept a little discrimination. Nothing makes me hate my homosexuality more than that shit. I don't ever want to be stereotyped like the majority in those parades...
Setekh
It's a relief to me to know that equality is protected by law, as it obviously has to be. However I find it utterly strange that we still need such laws and that it is not a given that we treat people equally and judge them for their actions and their words. Life is so much easier when you don't prejudge someone on what they are. Just start with a simple benefit of the doubt and bash them with the shit that comes out, or be kind as long as they don't fuck up. It's not that hard.

Of course there are exceptions. Someone carrying a bible or wearing a hijab... I'd start with assuming that they're delusional idiots when it comes to believing things, or at the very least have never looked at it critically and missed the part where the rest of the world already knows that religions twist and poison everything. I don't judge them on their religion but on how they act on it and are clearly detached from reality and I feel it as an obligation to help those who are oblivious to reality by engaging in conversations. I have no problem with people who are religious and live their lives according to their own logic and judgements, even if it's colored by religion in some ways. If I see them do something illogical I just ask why they do it and why they don't choose another option, just to make them aware of what they're doing. I would want other people to point illogical or impractical habits out to me that I am not or might not be aware of as well.
Antonio Reis
I'm glad trump won the presidency
MrSotiredofnewyoutub
you know what? here in Canada, discrimination is illegal in every province,not only based on sexuality, but on any criteria but skills
LunarD3A7H
I almost understand the position of those who don't want to service gays, but only in the case of supporting something like a wedding, such as the man who ejaculates into cakes.

The reason why is that it feels pretty rude to have someone create a wedding cake for a marriage that disturbs their beliefs. It's like going into the Boy Scouts and being surprised their religious beliefs do not want you to be gay.

I think their beliefs are fucking stupid and they shouldn't be allowed to foster discrimination, but at the same time, it feels like common courtesy to not be a dick to them and force them to participate. We're never going to be on the same level, particularly if we're always butting heads where we know others don't and probably never will agree.

All of that being said, the law should still require them to do so. If they can discriminate over sexuality, they can certainly try and discriminate in other ways. This is very much a slippery slope and I'd hate to see a world where just looking homosexual could get you discriminated against. You don't have the right to discriminate against anyone, especially if they're paying customers.

The first amendment protects you from your government, it doesn't mean you can treat other people like shit just because you think differently than them.

Also, a dog wedding? Eww. I say that as someone who loves dogs. Just eww. That's not cute, it's creepy. Maybe in some context it could be considered cute, but it just weirds me out thinking about it.
Isabella B
Hey, don't make fun of us for picking the scissor tailed fly catcher. Utah picked a seagull.
Má mì
lololol. you must be this gay to ride this ride =))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Thomas Hall
news flash. i will live my life however i want to. and if that means sucking dick, than you homophobes have no say in the matter.
Avery-Quinn Maddox
I think "same-sex" or "same-gender" marriage is a better word. You aren't automatically homosexual if you get married to a member of the same sex or gender. You could be bisexual, asexual (in which case you only have a romantic orientation), etc. It's not as though humans only come in the hetero- and homo- flavors. o.O Some people use the words 'pansexual' or 'queer' because their attraction may be even more complex than just liking cis guys and cis girls.

Since when do we say "gay wedding" and "straight wedding", anyway? They're all just WEDDINGS. The sex and gender of the participants don't matter. They're the same kind of event.
Sports Rule
it is terrible people wont associate and hurt gay people's life because of religion. Jesus did stuff that wasn't accepted at the time. Miracles on Sabbath day. Partly why he got killed. Like seriously i dont know much about other religions but for a lot of them their religious leaders did practices that were not widely accepted at the time but later were.
chessie flack
He should do something on asexuality and how asexual are treated by the LGBT+ community and by the wider world
Eagleeye Hooks
It is a lifestyle and those lifestyles are extreme.
it is a fact.
Roman Darius
John Oliver has fought against LGBT discrimination----he is always getting it in the rear.
Miles Wilkinson
fucking queers
Jay Master
so would big earls not accept me because I am a tomboy and act and dress more like a boy? Like that doesn't just discriminate against LGBT but also just against how people dress, act etc..
Related Videos
Thumbnail: Transgender Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Online Harassment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Last Week tonight with John Oliver - S04E13 (May 22, 2017)
Thumbnail: Death Penalty: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Abortion Laws: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Stupid Watergate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: John Oliver - Same-sex Marriage in Ireland
Thumbnail: Mental Health: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Televangelists: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Migrants and Refugees: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Washington DC Statehood: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Native Advertising: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Medicaid Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Civil Forfeiture: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Patents: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Miss America Pageant: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Paid Family Leave: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Chickens: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Elected Judges: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: The Lottery: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Voting: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Marketing to Doctors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: North Dakota: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Bail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Fashion: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Puerto Rico: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Torture: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: The IRS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Scottish Independence: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Translators: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: The NCAA: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Public Defenders: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Pennies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Nuclear Weapons: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Sugar: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Prisoner Re-entry: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Back To School (Web Exclusive): Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Standardized Testing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Credit Reports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Daily Fantasy Sports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: 911: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Tobacco: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Student Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Thumbnail: Infrastructure: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)