Sister of anti-gay former Australian PM Tony Abbott is finally getting married after years of waiting

Christine Forster, the sister of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is getting married now that she is finally able to.

Forster and her partner Virginia Edwards have been engaged for four years and have been waiting for the right to marry on Australian soil.

Forster announced her formal intention to marry on Twitter earlier today, tweeting a photo of her and her partner signing the required paperwork.

(Photo: @resourcefultype /Twitter)

In the tweet she said: “It’s official! @surryhillsgal and I have lodged our Notice of Intent to Marry #Excited #LoveIsLove #MarriageEquality”

Forster’s brother Tony Abbott was a highly outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage throughout the successful postal survey.

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In the summer, the former prime minister said that those who supported same-sex marriage were ‘moral bullies’

Tony Abbott in Parliament

Tony Abbott in Parliament (Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Forster has been openly critical of her brother’s anti-gay stance, condemning Abbott’s work with anti-LGBT groups and his work for the ‘No’ side of the postal vote.

In August, Forster detailed the ’emotional baggage’ that came with her brother’s opposition to her rights in a heartfelt column in the Daily Telegraph.

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