MAKING her debut on the premiere of the 13th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, Caitlyn Jenner dived into the past to reflect on a time in her life when she did not believe in marriage equality.

 The staunch Republican, who admits she holds onto many traditional view points, said in the interview that her attitude has since changed because she has learnt that it was not up for her to stand in the way of another person’s happiness.

“I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago or 20 years ago, whatever it was, when the whole gay marriage issue [first] came up, at first I was not for it,” Jenner confessed.

“I thought, I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than a lot of people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and it’s [marriage] always been between a man and a woman. And I’m thinking, I don’t quite get it.”

Jenner continued: “But as time has gone on, I think, like a lot of people on this issue have really changed their thinking here to I don’t ever 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.”

Jenner — a former Olympian and member of the Kardashian clan — made headlines in June by appearing on the cover of Vanity Faire as a woman for the first time, just weeks after public about her trans* identity a few weeks prior in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Watch Jenner’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

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