Ellen DeGeneres ‘can’t understand’ Caitlyn Jenner opposing equal marriage
Ellen DeGeneres has spoken about Caitlyn Jenner’s surprising admission that she previously opposed same-sex marriage.
The Olympian and reality show star appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week – where she admitted that she used to oppose equal marriage, before publicly coming out as transgender.
Explaining that she had changed her mind on the issue, she said: “If the word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”
However, Ellen DeGeneres appears to have been taken aback by the answer – telling SiriusXM host Howard Stern that she was baffled.
She said: “Caitlyn Jenner is on the show today, and she really still has a judgement about gay marriage.
“I said to her: ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you – this is like really confusing to people – but you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage’.
“She said ‘if the word marriage is that important’ …and I was like, ‘it is, because that’s the word!’. We want the same thing as everybody.”
DeGeneres also questioned the star’s Republican beliefs – despite Republicans actively opposing trans rights. Republican Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee recently ‘joked’ he wishes he were trans to spy on girls in the shower.
The out comic said: “She’s a Republican and conservative – and I think a lot of Republicans are wishing she wasn’t a Republican.”
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The entertainer also revealed that Jenner refused to dance with her – which most guests including President Obama have done do on the talk show.
She said: “No, she didn’t dance. I don’t think she’s a dancer.
“Maybe she didn’t want to dance with me cause I’m a lesbian! She was great, it was a great interview. I don’t really know her, and I’m trying to understand it, because I don’t fully understand it either.
“I also want everyone to be happy I don’t fully understand all of that, but I want her to be happy. Which is what I want for her, for me.”
Ms Jenner, who says she has always felt female, has been married to three women.
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