Boost for yes vote

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

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”.

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