After getting heat from the LGBT community Caitlyn Jenner back-pedals her gay marriage stance in a big way

Caitlyn Jenner has been doing a lot of changing within these last few months, and not just with her appearance, but also with her personal and political beliefs. And the transgender star’s most recent comments about same-sex marriage had everyone wondering, “Is Caitlyn Jenner anti gay?!”

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After creating a flurry of backlash for her comments on Ellen last week about being opposed to gay marriage since she is a “traditionalist.” But Jenner has appeared to have quickly changed her tune on the topic. “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,” the former Olympian said on her blog on Monday.

In the new blog post titled, “What I’ve learned,” the 65-year-old continues, “While I’m far from perfect and will make some mistakes along the way, I’ve made it my life goal to help the wonderful people in this community,” adding, “Trans rights are about 30 years behind gay rights (and look at the incredible progress we’ve made there!).”

“I want to help each of you understand something that I only recently embraced,” she added. “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,” she said. “Because regardless of whether you are transgender or not, we all have stuff to deal with in our lives,” she concluded. “I want you to believe in yourself and know that you can deal with it. You can be okay.”

Cait told Ellen last week, “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 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,” she continued. “That’s not my job, OK. If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”

Ellen later admitted during an interview with Howard Stern that she did not quite connect with Caitlyn’s opinion. The openly gay talk show host said, “I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you. And you still have a judgment about gay people, and marriage,’” Ellen explained. “I don’t fully understand all of that, but I want her to be happy. Which is what I want for her, for me.”

A pal close to Cait, Candis Cayne, attempted to explain where her friend was coming from, telling ET, “She has come from a place didn’t want to talk about her own gender for so many years, She will come to the understanding and ideas of our community.”

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