A visibly emotional Page told Colbert on the Thursday edition of the late-night talk show:
I am fired up tonight, it feels impossible not to feel this way right now, with the president and Vice President Mike Pence, who wishes I couldn’t be married.
Let’s just be clear. The Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana.
He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBT people so badly as the governor of Indiana and I think thing we need to know, and I hope my show Gaycation did this, in terms of connecting the dots, in terms of what happened to Jussie the other day.
Connect the dots. This is what happens. If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble – you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen?
Kids are going to be abused and they are going to kill themselves and people are going to be beaten on the street. I have travelled the world and I have met the most marginalised people you can meet.
I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to f**king stop.
The audience burst into applause for her moving speech and Colbert shook her hand.
Footage of her speech has since gone viral on Twitter and people are showering the star with praise for speaking out in such a powerful manner.
@colbertlateshow @EllenPage we're so blessed to share this earth with this amazing person ❤️