Abbott says those opposed to ‘political correctness’ should vote no

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged those opposed to political correctness to vote no in the government’s postal survey on marriage equality.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning Abbott said he’d vote be voting no in the forthcoming survey and he said people concerned about religious freedoms and too much political correctness should also vote no.

“Obviously I will be voting no. But in the end this is not about the politicians, this is about the people, it’s about your view,” Abbott said.

“And I say to you if you don’t like same-sex marriage, vote no. If you’re worried about religious freedom and freedom of speech, vote no, and if you don’t like political correctness, vote no because voting no will help to stop political correctness in its tracks.”

One person who quickly returned serve on the member for Warringah was his own sister, Sydney Councillor Christine Forster.

“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,” Forster posted to her Twitter account.

Forster is in a long term relationship with her partner Virginia Edwards and hopes to marry should the laws be changed.

OIP Staff

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