Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Australian Ex-PM Tony Abbott's lesbian sister Christine Forster shuts down attack on same sex marriage
Debate over the issue has certainly heated up in the country over the past few weeks.
Abbott was the PM in Australia from 2013 to 2015 and yesterday he said people should vote 'no' to equal marriage in order to 'stop' political correctness.
He said: "If you are worried about freedom of speech and freedom of religion, vote no."
"If you don't like political correctness, vote no, because this is the best way to stop it in its tracks."
Abbott's strong opposition to same sex marriage, is despite his sister Christine Forster, waiting for the right to be able marry her same sex partner.
Forster is a councillor in Sydney and had the following response to her brothers comments:
"If you value mutual respect: vote yes. If you want all Australians to be equal: vote yes. If you believe in free speech: vote yes. If this is about the people: vote yes."
"If you want the person you love to be in every sense a part of your family: vote yes."
"If you don't believe your relationships (or anyone else's) are second rate: vote yes."
"If you believe your own marriage is a good thing: vote yes!"
It looks like same sex marriage will go to a public vote in Australia, which will cost $120 million, and wouldn't even be legally binding.
That's despite the majority of MP's in Parliament supporting it, and it being widely known that the majority of the Australian people support it, with recent polls suggesting up to 70% are in favour.
Hence equal marriage campaigners and sane people are asking why spend millions on this, when it could be free!