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Ellen Page confronts Ted Cruz on LGBTQ+ Issues

It was not all Pork Chops on a stick and free helicopter rides for children at the Iowa State Fair this August.

At the fair, openly gay actress Ellen Page approached Ted Cruz and bluntly asked him for his views on the discrimination of gay, lesbian and trans individuals in the workplace. Ted Cruz very obviously avoided the actually question at hand, reframing the question in the context of Religious Liberty.

Page kept a calm demeanor in her baseball cap and sunglasses and rephrased the question multiple times in hopes to get a straight answer. When she realized she was not going to get it, she broke off the conversation and made her way out of the sea of cameras.

In interviews after the encounter, Cruz admitted that he did not know that the girl who approached him was Ellen Page.

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