Boost for yes vote
TONY Abbott’s daughter Frances Abbott has declared she will vote in favour of legalising marriage equality in Australia’s postal survey.
Despite her father being a leading figure in the No campaign, Ms Abbott (right) has thrown her support behind the Yes case, posting a smiling photo of herself in a “vote yes” T-shirt.
“I don’t really care much for politics,” she posted on Instagram.
“But I do really care a lot for love. All love is good. Let’s celebrate it.”
Ms Abbott followed up with a string of pro-same sex marriage hashtags, including #getaroundit, #comeonaustralia, #itstime and #lovewillwin.
The gay marriage debate has divided the former prime minister’s family, with Mr Abbott engaging in a public war of words with his sister Christine Forster, a Sydney councillor and marriage equality advocate.
Mr Abbott recently said his sister “joked years ago that she’d just got herself out of one marriage – why would she be rushing into another one?”.
His sister, who is now in a same-sex relationship, hit back and said Mr Abbott’s comments were “hurtful”.