Cruz went on to reference the real-life scenario of Dick and Betty Odgaard, an Iowa couple who shut down their business after a long legal battle for refusing to host a same-sex wedding. "No one has the right to force someone else to abandon their faith and their conscience," Cruz said.
The GOP presidential candidate also went on to say that the serious anti-gay oppression is occurring in Islamic states. "ISIS is executing gay people, Iran is executing homosexuals, and on the left you hear complete silence about Iran hanging homosexuals," he said.
Page responded that there are Christians in Jamaica persecuting LGBT people "to a really, very violent extent." Cruz went on to respond that while Jamaica may not be "celebrating a gay pride parade," the nation isn't murdering people.
(Jamaica actually held its first pride parade this year, and there is a long history of mob violence targeting people believed to be gay or trans, including a 2013 incident in which a teenager named Dwayne Jones was hacked to death by a mob after wearing women's clothes to a party in the northern city of Montego Bay.)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress was at the fair filming for her upcoming Vice TV show Gaycation With Ellen Page. This scene with the Texas senator is planned to be included.