Caitlyn Jenner stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to give her first talk show interview, which will kick off the series’ season 13 on Tuesday. DeGeneres brought up the fact that Jenner has previously identified herself as a conservative republican and some (not all) are not on board with gay marriage.
“Gay marriage. I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago whenever it was the whole gay marriage issue came up at first, I was not for it,” she confessed. “I mean I thought I am a traditionalist I mean I’m older than most people in the audience. I mean I like tradition and it’s always been between a man and a woman and I’m thinking I don’t quite get it. But as time goes on, like a lot of people on this issue I’ve really changed thinking here, to I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job. Ok. If that word marriage is really, really that important to you I can go with it.”
She still seemed on the fence about the issue, and Ellen brought it up by replying,”It’s funny because you’re still a little not on board with it.”
“No, I’m on board,” Caitlyn insisted. “It’s going to be pretty much the law of the land. So I still feel like yea, I’m ok with it. I don’t want to stand in front of somebodies happiness.”
It’s great that her perception and beliefs on gay marriage has flipped, and hopefully this opens up the minds of others to be on board with it as well.