Tony Abbott's Daughter Appears In "Vote Yes" Campaign Video
Her dad is a high profile critic of same-sex marriage but Frances Abbott says she was raised to stand up for what she believes in - so she's voting 'yes'.
The daughter of former prime minister Tony Abbott features in a 'Vote Yes' campaign video, released on Tuesday, in which she says marriage equality will make society less lonely for many people.
"I think it's well know that within my family we have people that sit on the other side of the fence," Ms Abbott says in the clip.
"My mother and my father raised me to stand up for what I believe in."
Ms Abbott talks about her aunt Christine Forster and how she hopes to be part of her same-sex wedding one day.
"I look at aunty Chris and I don't think she planned to fall in love with Virginia," she said.
"It never really changed anything, she was still aunty Chris.
"She's still going to be at Christmas, she's still going to be at the family BBQs, her children are still going to be my cousins.
"To see aunty Chris marry Virginia, to do it here in front of friends of family, it would be so special and I'm so, so hoping that's something that I get to be a part of."
Mr Abbott has campaigned heavily against same-sex marriage, and when he was allegedly headbutted in Hobart last week he linked the attack to violence from 'yes' campaigners.
Ms Forster, a Liberal councillor for the City of Sydney, is campaigning against her brother on the issue.
Frances, who runs the insta profile Not Another Fitness Blogger also posted a “non-political” post to her feed.
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