'Traditionalist' Caitlyn Jenner Took Awhile to Come Around to Gay Marriage

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Caitlyn Jenner spoke to Ellen about her perspective on gay marriage, and it’s not what one might expect.


As a self-proclaimed Republican, Jenner described herself as a “traditionalist” in regards to marriage during an upcoming appearance on the forthcoming season of Ellen.

Here what she said, transcribed by the Washington Post:

At first, I was not for it. I thought, ‘I’m a traditionalist.’ I kind of liked tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. And I’m thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it.’ But as time has gone on, I think like a lot of people on this issue have really changed their thinking here. I don’t want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job. If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.


Ellen pushed back and said that Jenner sounded like she was “still kind of a little not-on-board with it” adding that gay marriage is about equality. And then Jenner clarified her position, saying “No, I’m on board. It is going to be pretty much the law of the land. I still feel like I’m okay with that, because I don’t want to stand on somebody’s happiness.”

The Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in June.

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Yo, Cait, Imma let you finish, but you were married three times. THREE TIMES!