Liberal MP Tim Wilson Proposes To His Partner In Parliament

The scuba-chain record attempt at Rye

The scuba-chain record attempt at Rye

Liberal member of parliament Tim Wilson proposed to his partner Ryan Bolger in the capital of Canberra, the two having already exchanged rings but having pledged to wait for the country to pass the legislation before they Wednesday.

The outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage used debate on the marriage equality bill to ask his partner Ryan Bolger to marry him in Canberra on Monday.

The House of Representatives resumed today for its final two-week session of the year which is giving priority to achieving same-sex marriage reform.

His partner Ryan kept pushing for an engagement party, but Mr Wilson was hesitant.

'So there's only one thing left to do. But in my first speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both our left hands and they are the answer to the questions we can not ask. Trust me! This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship.

Many text messages went un-responded, while some people politely changed the topic or fell silent in conversation. "Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?" "Thankfully the answer was yes", he said.

"They are the answer to the question we can not ask", he said.

Rob Mitchell, the deputy speaker, congratulated the couple and told the chamber: "We should let Hansard note to record that was a "yes", a resounding "yes".

It's the first time a marriage proposal has been made during a parliamentary sitting.

The proposal, which came shortly after the same-sex marriage bill was introduced to the Lower House of Parliament, was greeted with applause from all sides of politics and the public gallery.

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