Former Australian PM Tony Abbott attended his lesbian sister’s wedding and was surprisingly nice despite anti-LGBT rhetoric

The lesbian sister of Tony Abbott finally married her partner after years of waiting for same-sex marriage to be legalised in Australia, and her former PM anti-LGBT brother turned up and was surprisingly nice.

The right-wing politician was one of the leading voices in the ‘No’ campaign during the same-sex marriage referendum in Australia.

Tony Abbott

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Abbott, who led the country until he was deposed in an internal party coup in 2015, repeatedly called on Australians to vote against equality.

His anti-LGBT rhetoric directly affected his own sister, Christine Forster, who had been waiting for years for the right to marry her long-term partner, Virginia Flitcroft.

However, the pair has now finally tied the knot after 10 years of partnership.

The happy couple wore navy in the cocktail-themed wedding which took place in the centre of Sydney.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: People in the crowd celebrate as the result is announced during the Official Melbourne Postal Survey Result Announcement at the State Library of Victoria on November 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Australians have voted for marriage laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage, with the Yes vote defeating No. Despite the Yes victory, the outcome of Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is not binding, and the process to change current laws will move to the Australian Parliament in Canberra. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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They hosted 200 guests including friends, family, drag queens and of course, the former PM.

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