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Ellen weighs in on Caitlyn Jenner’s conservative marriage equality stance

Caitlyn Jenner/YouTube Screenshot
Caitlyn Jenner/YouTube Screenshot

Caitlyn Jenner’s conservative political stance has been a topic of debate among activists, haters and fans of her “I Am Cait” show ever since she began to open up about her life months ago. And one thing that’s rocketed to the front page of the tabloids is Jenner’s recent admission that she’s not always been a supporter of same-sex marriage. Now, openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is weighing in on Jenner’s comments.

The story began last week when Jenner appeared on “Ellen” and admitted that she once opposed marriage equality.

“I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago – whenever it was when the whole gay marriage issue came up – at first I was not for it,” said Jenner. “I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like 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 too, I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job.”

DeGeneres then pointed out that Jenner still seemed like a shaky supporter and she brought into question Jenner’s own rights as a trans woman to live and marry whomever she wants.

“Would I like to find a partner in life to share my life with?” she asked. “Yeah, I’m sure I will at some point. Right now I’m just very busy doing a lot of things.”

DeGeneres declined to dig any deeper during the interview, but she recently appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show and explained that she was disappointed in Jenner’s marriage stance.

Read what DeGeneres said, after the cut.

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