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Ellen Kicks Off Season By Tackling Caitlyn Jenner's Gay Marriage Stance


Caitlyn Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres rarely generates controversy with her zany daytime talk show. She did so for the Season 13 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Showby 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.’”  

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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!