A gay Australian lawmaker proposed to his partner during a debate in Australia’s House of Representatives over same-sex marriage.
Tim Wilson, an openly gay member of Parliament, during a speech on the floor, thanked his partner, Ryan Bolger.
“You have had to tolerate more than most because you had to put up with me. … This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship,” he said during the speech, according to a video from a BuzzFeed reporter.
He said both of them know this issue isn’t the reason they got involved in politics.
“But in my first speech I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands,” he said.
“So there’s only one thing left to do,” Wilson said.
He then looked over to Bolger: “Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?”
Bolger smiled and said yes.
“I should let Hansard note to record that that was a yes — a resounding yes,” deputy …