This is pretty shocking. Caitlyn Jenner is opening up about her previous views on gay marriage and, believe it or not, she admits that she used to stringently oppose it!
Caitlyn Jenner, 65, will be on the 13th season premiere episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 8, making her first ever appearance on a talk show– and Cait isn’t holding back. She will discuss with host Ellen DeGeneres everything from dating, to whether she “misses” Bruce Jenner to, yup, being a republican and her views on gay marriage! Watch the surprising sneak peek below!
“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,” Caitlyn explains to Ellen. “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. Okay. If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”
Well, it’s great to hear Caitlyn has changed her tune on the matter, but Ellen totally called her out for her still-lacking enthusiasm! “It’s funny cause you’re still kind of a little not on board with it,” she projects onto Cait.
Cait wants to clarify, though. “No, I’m on board,” she said. “It’s going to be pretty much the law of the land. So I still feel like, yeah. I’m okay with it. I don’t want to stand in front of somebody’s happiness.” For more on Cait and her republican ideals, catch her on Ellen on Tuesday!
Does it surprise you that Caitlyn used to be against gay marriage?
— Casey Mink