AUSTRALIA: Daughter Of Anti-Gay Former PM Tony Abbott Appears In Marriage Equality Ad [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports:

Two weeks after she put herself at odds with her father, the country’s former prime minister, with a post on Instagram, Frances Abbott has appeared in an advert calling on Australians to back marriage equality in the country’s non-binding, voluntary survey. “You can’t help who you fall in love with. Love just happens sometimes and it’s unexpected and that’s kind of what’s the awesome thing about it,” Frances Abbott said in the video released by the Equality Campaign.

She referred to her aunt – and Tony Abbott’s sister – Christine Forster, who lives with her partner, Virginia Edwards. “I don’t think she planned to fall in love with Virginia – it just happened. 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 barbecues, her children are still my cousins,” Frances Abbott said.

  • Lazycrockett

    While I appreciate her pro marriage stance, one doesn’t “fall” into ones sexuality.

    • Silver Badger

      I did trip someone once and beat them to the ground.

  • ErikDC

    It’s unfortunate Australians have to endure such a divisive campaign. Civil rights shouldn’t be put up for vote.

  • safari
    • Whoa… I mean, yes, it’s obviously true, but still.

    • shellback

      Dictators rarely, if ever, have any respect for the law. That’s what makes them dictators – like Dump.

      • True that. What we really need are officials who’ll stay put, but begin defying illegal orders.

        • Shy Guy

          Yeah. Resigning nobly might sound good, but he’ll just replace them all with stooges who’ll do his bidding. (Or worse people recommended by Steve Bannon, or Pence.)

    • Silver Badger

      It certainly took him long enough to find out.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Excuse me, Mr. Rosenberg, you dropped something…..

      https://media.giphy.com/media/lT4Ix992z2zfO/giphy-downsized-large.gif

  • NZArtist

    Hey Australia, here’s how you pass marriage equality:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9pOJ8Bc_-g
    You always say you’re better than us, so what the fuck are you playing at?
    You’re looking reeeeeeaally stupid right now.

    • Hank

      Almost twice as many AYES!!!! I gather that is the National Anthem being sung by the people above.

      • NZArtist

        No, it’s a Maori love song.
        It’s worth noting that the political party in power at the time is our ‘centre-right’ party – the National party.

        • Hank

          Even Better!!!!

    • vorpal 😼

      Based on the news and on TV shows I’ve watched, I often get the impression that NZ is to Australia as Canada is to the US.

      • NZArtist

        We’re the sheep-fuckers and they’re the roo-fuckers.

        • Mark

          Reminds me of waking up in my caravan at a Coromandel caravan park and surrounded by 200 head of sheep – – they were all safe though…. 🙂

          • NZArtist

            We’re a generous lot. A country of sheep-sharers.

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          • zhera

            Only the heads?

        • Judas Peckerwood

          You’re baaaaaad.

          • NZArtist

            Ewe too.

          • northern_neighbour

            Oh Ya! and that is so goooooooooood. !!

            But what animal says goooooooooood anyhow? Roos? Don’t think so….

            The sheep have it, in any event. NZ wins our hearts, but … we are ready ….
            to give Oz some love too, IF they get it right.

      • Bob Conti

        You mean a better place to live? NZ’s on my bucket list. Australia is not. Was in Toronto two weeks ago for business. Was about to chain myself to a desk in my firm’s office there and send for the hubby, clothes and cats.

      • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

        Ha! You beat me to it!

        • vorpal 😼

          Now what I REALLY want to know is how the US and Australia view each other. I get a small sense – having lived in the US for a couple years (and being dual citizenship American – Canadian) how this is, but I really have less sense how Australians view themselves compared to Americans (apart from a few TV shows where Australians mock US education levels).

    • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

      Funny how New Zealand is Australia’s conscience….much like Canada was the USA’S in the equality debate.

  • Hank

    It is a shame, that the millions of dollars being spent is or a NON-Binding Vote!!! If they would have just allowed a “Conscience” Vote, it would have passed and been over and done with!!!

  • bambinoitaliano

    Ooooohhh Someone is going to get cut out of her inheritance.

    • Silver Badger

      Nah. Her Aunt will make up the difference.

  • They barely even tried to hide the bribes and money laundering…

    https://twitter.com/Alt_Spicerlies/status/912789430007746567

    • Hank

      Herr Drumpf… Bought and Paid for with Russian Rubles!!!

    • Lazycrockett

      Problem is so far the laws do not apply to Drumpf.

    • shellback

      But, but, but, Dump doesn’t know any Russians or where they’re from.

    • PickyPecker

      Such a waste. All that money and the inauguation was such a dud.

    • jerry

      They’re basically paying his legal bills now.

      • And continuing the bribes.

    • And here’s why the Republican party leadership—Ryan, McConnell, senior Reps & Senators—all seemed curiously uninterested in investigating the Trump/Russia treason scandal:

      https://twitter.com/Alt_Spicerlies/status/912790991375097862

      • Hank

        Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu!!!

    • Hank

      When is Rachel going to come out with this???

  • Ninja0980

    Whenever I see stories like this these day, all I can do is be sad.
    How awful is has to be to see your dad say that your aunt doesn’t deserve equal rights.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • ETownCanuck

    “she’s still going to be at Christmas, she’s still going to be at the family barbecues”
    She shouldn’t be, she shouldn’t associate with her family at all until they are willing to show her and her spouse the respect they deserve.

    • On the contrary: the family is showing her (and her fiancee) the respect they deserve. It’s the Mad Monk who isn’t, in the hope of reviving his political career.

      • ETownCanuck

        Well, one of her family is at any rate.

  • What a charming young woman! The apple has clearly fallen very far from the tree.

  • It must be a surprise to the Mad Monk that his family don’t consider themselves bound by vows of obedience.