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AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Responds To Child's Letters On Marriage Equality

"Dear Abbey, Thank you for letting me know your views on same-sex marriage. I appreciate you letting me know about your own family. In my family, I have a sister with a female partner. My sister’s partner is a loved member of our family. While I respect your views on same sex marriage, I hold a different view. My personal position is to support the existing definition of marriage. The Government supports the current definition of marriage contained in the Marriage Act. Any change to this policy would be a matter for the Coalition Party Room. Thank you again for writing to me. I wish you well in the future." - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, responding to an eight year-old who wrote a letter seven days in a row in support of her uncles. Hit the link to read all of Abbey's letters.

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