Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz in Person on LGBT Discrimination: Watch

by Alex Ungerman 12:44 PM PDT, August 21, 2015
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Ellen Page and Ted Cruz argued for over five minutes about gay and transgender discrimination.

The 28-year-old Juno actress, who came out as gay last year, confronted the 44-year-old Republican presidential hopeful on LGBT rights while he was grilling pork chops at the Iowa State Fair on Friday.

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"What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay-trans?" Page is seen asking Cruz in an ABC News video.

"Well, what we’re seeing right now," Cruz responded, "Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith."

"You're discriminating against LGBT people," Page said. "Well, would you use that argument in segregation?"

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The two kept going back and forth, despite Cruz saying he didn't want to get into a "back-and-forth debate." The Texas senator added, "No one has the right to force someone else to abandon their faith and their conscience."

Watch their discussion below.

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