Ellen DeGeneres was on Howard Stern’s Sirius show last week and she threw a side-eye at Caitlyn Jenner’s feelings about same-sex marriage. When Caitlyn was on Ellen’s show, the topic of dudes marrying dudes and chicks marrying chicks was brought up and she didn’t seem that thrilled about it. Caitlyn said that she’s a traditional Republican and used to think that marriage should only be between a dude and a chick, but she’s evolved and thinks that if “marriage is really important to you, go for it.” Ellen and everyone took that as a shrug, so she called Caitlyn out on Howard Stern. Well, Caitlyn cleared it all up in a note on her site.
Caitlyn writes that after talking to gay people, a light bulb popped up over her head and now she’s 100% for everyone being able to get married. Here’s a piece of what she wrote:
I want to help each of you understand something that I only recently embraced: Being different is okay – in fact, it’s great! But I also understand it takes some getting used to. Like many people, there was a time when I didn’t realize how important it is for gay couples to have the right to get married. But after hearing from my gay friends and learning more about the hardships they faced because of discrimination, it became clear to me that everyone should be able to marry the person they love. I can only hope that by sharing my story, there’s someone out there whose mind has been changed about trans people.
Sometimes it takes us a minute to have that aha! moment. (Yes, I too hate myself for quoting Oprah.) Sure, Caitlyn Jenner’s aha! moment probably came when an executive at E! called her up, cursed her out and told her that she better fix it with a publicist-written post on her site or else she’ll never be asked to be the Grand Marshal of a gay Pride parade and then they won’t have footage for the premiere episode of season 2 of her reality show…. But, she still had that aha! moment.
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