James Van Der Beek mocks Indiana's anti-gay law in a hilarious Funny or Die sketch.

That ... was a sorely needed laugh.

After a week of outcry, threats of boycotts, actual boycotts, and just general "WTF dude" statements from people across the political spectrum, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence finally signed an amendment to his state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" on April 2, which made it an eensy weensy bit more difficult for businesses to claim a religious exemption in court for denying service to gays and lesbians.

But it's still not enough. Not even close.

Only 21 states explicitly prohibit businesses from discriminating against gay and lesbian workers when it comes to hiring and firing. And only 18 of those states extend those protections to gender identity as well.

Not only is Indiana not one of them, but that's less than half the states. Much less than half.

If your state is not one of them, write your legislators and governor! Call your legislators and governor!

Or better yet, let's elect legislators and governors who support such protections in the first place.

It's 2015, folks! Let's get on it, already.

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The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

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