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Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances appears in poignant same-sex marriage campaign video

Despite her father's views, Frances has own mind about what's right. She delivers a heartfelt plea to see her Aunty Chris get married.

By Lorna Gray
Frances Abbott has appeared in a 'Yes' campaign video for same-sex marriage.
It comes just one week after her father Tony Abbott was unexpectedly headbutted by a 'Yes' campaigner in Tassie.
You might think Frances would 'take after Dad' in his staunch views against marriage equality but the 26-year-old is very much her own woman and even says "My mother and my father raised me to stand up for what I believe in." It just so happens what she believes in is the opposite of the former prime minister.
A fundamental reason for Frances supporting same-sex marriage is the fact her aunt, Christine Forster, is gay.
She wants her Aunty Chris to be able to marry her partner Virginia in front of family and friends in Australia.
"I look at Aunty Chris and I don't think she planned to fall in love with Virginia," Frances says.
"It just happened, it never really changed anything. She was still Aunty Chris. She is still going to be at Christmas, she is still going to be at barbecues, her children are still my cousins.
"This is why it really just doesn't make sense to me that it is not allowed.
"To see Aunty Chris marry Virginia, to do it here in front of friends and family, it would be so, so special and I am hoping that's what I get to be a part of."

The young woman addresses the fact her family are not all on the same page when it comes to marriage equality, saying:
"Well I think it's well known that within my family we have people that sit on the other side of the fence."

Frances succinctly sums up her argument for voting 'Yes', stating: "This is more than politics. What this comes down to is love."

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