Target: Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott
Goal: Praise young girl for her efforts to legalize the marriage of her gay uncles
An eight-year-old girl named Abbey is determined to see her gay uncles get married and is getting involved with the government to make it a reality. This girl is acting out of love and moral instinct and her efforts should be encouraged.
Abbey is very close to her uncle Gregory Storer and his partner Michael Barnett, and it is her wish to see them be legally married. Every day for over a week now, she has written to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott requesting that same-sex marriage be legalized so that her uncles can be legally wed.
For such a young child, Abbey’s actions are quite intelligent and noble. It is rare that a child be so passionate about a political matter and also bold enough to advocate for it. Although it is a difficult process for a law to be changed, Abbey should be encouraged to keep fighting for this issue and ensured that her efforts are making a positive change in one way or another.
Please sign the petition below to ask that Prime Minister Abbott respond to Abbey in an active and progressive way that ensures she feels like she is making a difference and encourages her to remain politically active in the issues she is passionate about.
Dear Prime Minister Abbott,
As you are aware, an eight-year-old girl named Abbey has been writing to you for over a week asking that you legalize same-sex marriage so that her uncle Gregory Storer and his partner Michael Barnett can get legally married. Although changing a law is a difficult process, we are writing to ask that you at the very least respond to this girl in an encouraging manner that will inspire her to continue fighting for the issues that she is passionate about.
For such a young child, Abbey’s actions are quite intelligent and noble. If Abbey is praised for her efforts, she could grow up a to be a positive leader and her whole generation could become one of progressive activism and acceptance.
Please praise Abbey for her actions of love and generosity, and do everything in your power to make her dreams of seeing her uncles wed an eventual reality.
[Your Name Here]
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