Comedian Ellen DeGeneres rarely generates controversy with her zany daytime talk show. She did so for the Season 13 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, by embarking on a discussion with guest Caitlyn Jenner over gay marriage.
The I Am Cait star, who recently came out as transgender, is a conservative Republican who admitted she was a "traditionalist" when it came to marriage, though she said her stance has changed over the past 15 years.
Said Jenner of her initial stance on gay marriage:
“I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. I’m thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it.’”
Jenner went on to admit her views on the subject were evolving.
“I think, like a lot of people on this issue, I have really changed my 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."
DeGeneres discussed her interview with Jenner on Howard Stern's XM Satellite radio show. Said DeGeneres:
“I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you – this is like, really confusing to people. And you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage.’”
Do you find Jenner's views on gay marriage odd, considering she's transgender? Click here to watch a clip of Jenner's conversation with DeGeneres, then sound off in the comments!