Weeks after Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a referendum, a member of parliament seized the opportunity to ask his partner to marry him.
Tim Wilson, a member of the Liberal party and Australia’s lower house of parliament, proposed to his partner through tears during a debate on the same-sex marriage bill today (Dec. 4) in Canberra. His partner, Ryan Bolger, was sitting in the public gallery and gave an affirmative response to the proposal. Though same-sex marriage has been illegal in Australia, the couple has been wearing engagement rings for seven years. Read more via Quartz