The 28-year-old actress is in town filming her Vice Media show Gaycation with Ellen Page and she spoke to Cruz for over five minutes, though he had no clue he was talking to an Oscar-nominated actress.
Ellen said that people are being fired for being gay or trans in today’s workplace.
“Well, what we’re seeing right now, we’re seeing Bible-believing Christians being persecuted for living according to their faith,” Ted responded. Ellen replied by saying, “You’re discriminating against LGBT people.”
Watch the full exchange in the video below.
Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz About LGBT Rights