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Gay MP Proposes To Partner During Same-Sex Marriage Debate In Australian Parliament

Tim Wilson, an openly gay Member of Parliament in Australia, proposed to his partner in Parliament during a session where the new bill to legalize same-sex marriage was introduced. Wilson became the first MP to propose in the Parliament, in what was the introduction of a historic bill in Australia.

The 37-year-old MP, who is a member of the ruling Conservative party in Australia, thanked his partner, Ryan Bolger, for his support in enduring the same-sex marriage debate. Wilson said that Bolger had been “the soundtrack to our relationship”.

“In my first speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands – that they are the answer to the questions we cannot ask.

“So there is only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?”

Bolger, sitting in the Public gallery, gave an immediate “yes” as a reply to his partner with, the speaker announcing  “That was a ‘yes’, a resounding ‘yes’. Congratulations, well-done mate.” The parliament erupted into cheers soon after.

The same-sex marriage debate comes after the Australian public voted Yes in a Referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.

Featured Image: Sky News

 

 

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