Same-sex marriage advocates get started at a young age in Australia, as evidenced by four-year-old Sabrina Franco's touching, sincere letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. In the letter, Sabrina asks that Abbott allow "boys to marry boys and girls to marry girls." The consequence should they be kept apart? "…they'll be sad forever." In addition, the young advocate asked that Abbott not cut funding to, and effectively shut down, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company).
Sabrina penned the letter, complete on Disney princess paper (pictured below), after learning about how her mother’s friends Lukas Picton and Greg Stone went to New York, USA, to get married because it wasn’t legal or recognised in Australia…
The letter reads:
“Dear Tony Abbott,
Don’t get rid of the ABC because we love it. And let boys marry boys and girls marry girls if they love each other or they’ll be sad forever.
Picton, one of the two men who got married in New York, thought the letter was inspired.
“Not only does Sabrina have an excellent grasp of the English language for a four year-old, but she is also incredibly social aware,” he said.
“This letter really shows that prejudice and discrimination are engrained traits that we teach our children and that acceptance and understanding of equal love comes naturally to them.”
Prime Minister Abbott has yet to respond to Sabrina's letter.