Ellen Page Grills Ted Cruz About LGBT Rights At Iowa State Fair (VIDEO)

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August 21, 2015 2:06 p.m.
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Actress Ellen Page caught Sen. Ted Cruz off guard at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, pressing the presidential candidate about LGBT rights as he grilled pork chops.

In video posted online by ABC News, Page, clad in a hat and sunglasses, asks Cruz about LGBT discrimination and rights.

“What about the question about LGBT people being fired for being gay-trans?” Page asked the Republican.

“What we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith,” Cruz said.

The candidate tried to shut down the impromptu interview by saying he didn’t want to have a “back-and-forth debate,” but the “Juno” star soldiered on.

Page, who came out as gay last year in an emotional speech, has taken aim at Cruz before on her verified Twitter page.

Watch the full exchange below, via ABC News:

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