In her first sit-down television interview, Caitlyn Jenner opens up about what it's like to be a Republican transgender woman.
During her chat with Ellen DeGeneres (which will air on DeGeneres' talk show on Sept. 8), the 65-year-old former Olympian
is asked what she thinks about some of the stances on gay marriage and other LGBT issues within her political party.
"A lot of Republicans -- I don't want to speak for everyone -- would vote against all the issues that you, as a woman and you as a trans person, would want someone to support," DeGeneres pointed out.
"I agree with that in some cases," Jenner responded.
When asked about some Republicans' stance on gay marriage, the I Am Cait star
made a pretty big confession.
"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," she told the daytime host. "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."
Jenner has since altered her point of view on the issue.
"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," she continued. "That's not my job, OK. If that word 'marriage' is really, really that important to you, I can go with it."
When DeGeneres tells Jenner that she still doesn't seem "quite on board" with the idea of gay marriage, the reality star insists that she supports same-sex unions.
"No, I'm on board. It's going to be pretty much the law of the land," Jenner said. "So I still feel like, yeah, I'm OK with it. I don't want to stand in front of somebody's happiness."
"For me, I'm at such a different place in life. I already have too many children. Just kidding," Jenner, who has 10 kids, quipped. "I've kind of passed that stage in my life, but yes, would I like to find a partner in life to share my life with. ...As time goes on I'll deal with that subject."
When asked to clarify her relationship with Candis Cayne, Jenner revealed, "Actually Candis is backstage, but that's a whole other deal."
She added, "Candis is great. We really have a lot a fun. She's a beautiful woman."
"Caitlyn is doing really well. Caitlyn is inspiring for a lot of people," a source told ET. "She's so nice and so fun to be around! It's nice to have people like that sharing humanity."