During an appearance on The Howard
Stern Show, Ellen DeGeneres discussed her recent interview with
In the interview, DeGeneres questioned
Jenner's conservative leanings, pointing out that many Republicans
“would vote against all the issues that you as a woman and you as a
trans person would want someone to support.”
Jenner, a Republican, admitted that
when “this whole gay marriage issue came up, at first I was not for
it. I'm a traditionalist.”
“You know, 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 to I don't ever want to stand in front of
anybody's happiness. That's not my job,” Jenner told DeGeneres,
who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008.
“If that word, marriage, is really,
really that important to you I can go with it, you know.”
“So, you're still kinda a little not
on board with it?” DeGeneres asked.
“No, I'm on board,” Jenner
responded. “Yeah, I'm okay with that.”
DeGeneres told Howard Stern that
Jenner's stance left her confused.
“She still has a judgment about gay
said. “And I said, 'You're wanting people to understand and
accept you.' This is like really confusing to people and you still
have a judgment about gay people and marriage. She said if the word
marriage is that important and I was like, 'It is, because that's the
“Well, here's a person on TV crying
that, 'Hey I wanna be myself. I want to be genuine. I don't want
people to ridicule me.' And then says in he same breath, 'Gay
marriage, I don't get it.' It's remarkable,” Stern said.