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Frances Abbott sticks it to her ex-Prime Minister father Tony in heartfelt speech on gay marriage

Frances Abbott, youngest daughter of dinosaur former prime minister Tony, has further publicised her support for gay marriage in a video shared on Facebook by Australian Marriage Equality.

In stark (and brilliant) contrast to her father’s stubborn support of the ‘No’ vote, Frances spoke about her views on same-sex couples in a fist-pumping display of compassion.

For her, she needs to look no further than her auntie’s same-sex partnership for inspiration.

“I look at Aunty Chris and I don’t think she planned to fall in love with Virginia,” she said.

“You can’t help who you fall in love with.”

Frances Abbott with father Tony

Frances has shown nothing can stop her from speaking out for what she believes is right, and it isn’t the first time she has done say. In a recent post on Instagram, Frances showed off a brand new T-shirt:

YES PLEASE ♥️♥️♥️ I don't really care much for politics. But I do really care a lot for love. All love is good. Let's celebrate it. #voteyes🌈 #voteyes #yesyesyes #postalvote #getaroundit #marriageequality #comeonaustralia #love #notintopolitics #butsayingitanyway #itstime #lovewillwin #notfitnessrelated #sweat #goodthingscometothosewhosweat @miamuse_official

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Saying her father will be voting ‘no’ would be an understatement, given the former (thank god) prime minister is actively campaigning to prevent the law being changed. Indeed, after a quiet patch by his standards, old mate Tone has been back in the headlines for more than just scary articles about homosexuality: he got headbutted, was painted marrying himself and had to hear a judge say it’s fine to call him a c***.

Frances Abbott talks about her support for gay marriage.

But Frances has shown not even her father’s views can change how she feels about the issue.

“Well I think it’s well known that within my family we have people that sit on the other side of the fence. my mother and my father raisde me to stand up for what i believe in,” she said.

“I think marriage equality would be society a much better place.”

Watch the full video below and take a moment to appreciate there are still some sensible people in this country.

Frances Abbott talks about why she's voting YES: for fairness, for love, for family. Why are you voting YES?

Posted by Australian Marriage Equality on Monday, September 25, 2017

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