Ellen DeGeneres didn’t shy from the question on many minds when she taped an interview with Caitlyn Jenner — the Olympian’s first talk-show date since changing sex.
DeGeneres asked how Jenner, 65, reconciles being a transgender woman with being a Republican.
“It’s not a bad thing,” the host said. “The only thing is — a lot of Republicans … would vote against all the issues that you as a woman and you as a transperson would want to support.”
Jenner replied: “I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago whenever it was the whole gay marriage issue came up at first, I was not for it. I mean I thought as a traditionalist — I mean I’m older than most people in the audience. I mean I like tradition and it’s always been between a man and a woman and I’m thinking I don’t quite get it.
“But as time goes on, like a lot of people on this issue I’ve really changed thinking here, to I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness. That’s not my job.”
Besides her own Sunday reality show and her Tuesday appearance on “Ellen,” Jenner will speak to “Today” Wednesday and Thursday.