CANBERRA, Australia- A former Australian prime minister who was a leader of the national campaign against homosexual marriage has attended the same-sex matrimony of his lesbian sister in Sydney.
Tony Abbott joined his sister Christine Forster when she wedded her partner Virginia Edwards in a civil ceremony overlooking the Sydney Opera House on Friday.
Abbott told reporters it was a “great family occasion” and that he was “looking forward to having a new sister-in-law.”
Almost 62 percent of voting Australians who took part in a postal survey last year opted for matrimony equality and Parliament in December overwhelming supported legislation lifting the same-sex wedding ban.
While Abbott vehemently opposes lesbian marriage, he has long said he would attend his sister’s bridal if the same-sex matrimony forbidding was ever lifted.
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