An Australian politician has made history as the first ever Member of Parliament to propose in the House of Representatives.
Tim Wilson, the Liberal MP for Goldstein, fought back tears as he popped the question to his boyfriend Ryan Bolger on the floor of the House as a bill paving the way for equal marriage was introduced.
Turning to address his long-term partner the during the parliamentary debate on Monday (December 4), Mr Wilson said: “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?”
Mr Bolger immediately responded ‘yes’, to rapturous applause from the MPs assembled in the chamber.
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