Ellen Page And Ted Cruz Debate Gay Rights At Iowa State Fair (VIDEO)
Ellen Page and Ted Cruz got into a heated debate at the Iowa State Fair on Friday when the actress confronted the presidential candidate on gay rights issues and accused him of discriminating against the LGBT community. Watch video below.
Cruz was grilling pork chops in front of a gathering of supporters and media cameras when Page approached him. She asked his opinion about “the persecution of gays in the workplace,” and LGBT people getting “fired for being gay-trans.” Cruz, a devout Christian and outspoken opponent of gay marriage, responded by turning the question around on her. “Well, what we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith,” he said.
Page, who came out as gay in 2014, wasn’t pleased with Cruz’s non-answer and asserted, “You’re discriminating against LGBT people. Well, would you use that argument in segregation?” Cruz responded, “Now I’m happy to answer your question, but not to have a back-and-forth debate.” The Juno star and Texas senator then continued to argue for more than five minutes.
Cruz later told ABC News that he didn’t recognize the actress, who was wearing a hat and sunglasses during their confrontation. Page is reportedly hosting a show titled “Gaycation With Ellen Page” for Vice Media, and her encounter with Cruz was coordinated to be a part of that documentary series.
Watch video below of Ellen Page debating gay rights with Ted Cruz, and tell us what you think.