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.
“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: