Ellen Degeneres talks about how Caitlyn Jenner’s reluctance to fully accept same-sex couples in a recent interview.
When the former Olympian turned trans icon and Vanity Fair cover star appeared on the season premiere of The Ellen Degeneres Show, the talk show host was left unsettled by Jenner’s apparent judgement of same-sex couples.
Jenner – a conservative Republican – told Ellen that it took awhile for her to come around to the idea of same-sex marriage but was now fully on board. “If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it,” said Jenner.
Ellen picked up on some lingering trepidation, however, and called Jenner out on it on the show.
Speaking about exchange with Howard Stern, Ellen explained, “I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you — this is like, really confusing to people. And you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage.
“She goes, ‘Well if the word marriage is that important.’ It is. That’s the word. We want the same thing.”
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