Watch: Caitlyn Jenner admits she opposed equal marriage

Nick Duffy September 4, 2015
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Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that she used to be an opponent of same-sex marriage – before coming out as transgender.

The former Olympian and reality star opened up about her conservative views while speaking to Ellen DeGeneres.

She told the talk show host: “Gay marriage… I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, when the whole gay marriage first came up, I was not for it.

“I am a traditionalist – I’m older than most people in the audience, and I kind of like tradition.

“It’s always been between a man and a woman and I was thinking ‘I don’t quite get it’.”

She continued: “But as time goes on, I think like a lot of people on this issue, I’ve really changed my 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.”

When Ellen DeGeneres asks if she’s still “a little not on board with it”, she adds: “No, I’m on board! It’s going to be law of the land.”

“I’m okay with that, because I don’t want to stand in front of somebody’s happiness.”

Ms Jenner, who says she has always felt female, has been married to three women.

The full interview will air on Ellen next week – watch a clip below.

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