Yes, you read that correct. The respect is going out for standing up for gender rights, transgender rights, and gay rights. Meanwhile, PM Gillard refuses to change her stance in opposing marriage equality.
former NSW Liberal premier, taking about marriage equality
Self-evidently [it is] a matter of natural justice. It in no way stops religions or individuals acting in accord with their conscientious views… Also [it is] not a left-right issue. Support for the proposal is consistent with conservative support for marriage and for stable long-term relationships as well as individual freedom.
source: Sydney Morning Herald: Greiner dismisses same-sex marriage concerns
UK conservative prime minister has said
I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a Conservative.
source: The Guardian: David Cameron calls for Britain ‘to show some fight’
Really right wing USAmerican political commentator, though he calls himself independent, and occasionally comes out with some surprising opinions, here are two of them
On Fox News, this week, O’Reilly came out in support of a transgender Miss Universe Canada entrant who had been disqualified
What right does the Miss Universe pageant have to violate this lady’s right to be a woman? They are basically saying because you weren’t born a woman you don’t have a right to be a woman..[it] doesn’t sound right to me.
source: Huffpo: Jenna Talackova, Transgender Miss Universe Canada Finalist, Defended By Bill O’Reilly
O’Reilly also previously defended Ellen DeGeneres being hired by JC Penney as a spokesmodel, which upset some right-wing conservatives because Ellen is lesbian, O’Reilly compared critics of JC Penney and Ellen to the communist hunter McCarthy
text by @redglitterx
additional text by Nick Greiner, David Cameron, Bill O’Reilly
use of quotes and images, is in no way intended to imply that Greiner, Cameron, O’Reilly or Fox would in anyway endorse the contents of this blog. I suspect that Sandy Rios would probably hate it