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Ellen Page Confronts Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz About LGBTQ+ Rights in Iowa

Spoiler alert: He didn't actually address any of her concerns.

I think the above video speaks for itself, but the short version is this: Ellen Page attended the Iowa State Fair where Ted Cruz was attempting to drum up support for his Presidential run.

In a frustrating-to-watch exchange, she attempts to have a conversation with him about LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace, but he seems determined to only talk about the issue of religious freedom (never mind that this also includes freedom from religion) and free speech.

Oh, and of course he had no idea that it was a Hollywood actress speaking to him. I wonder if the conversation would’ve gone differently if he had.

(via The Hollywood Reporter; Image via Josh Jensen on Flickr)

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.