Heartwarming moment a Liberal MP cries as he proposes to his boyfriend on the floor of parliament – and he says ‘YES’
- Emotional openly gay politician fights back tears as he proposed to his partner
- Liberal MP Tim Wilson proposed to partner Ryan Bolger during marriage debate
- Mr Bolger said 'yes' after Mr Wilson's marriage proposal, to strong applause
A tearful openly gay politician has proposed to his partner from the chamber of parliament during the debate on same-sex marriage.
Liberal MP Tim Wilson, 37, was emotional as he spoke during the debate on Monday, as he stood and thanked his long-term partner, primary school teacher Ryan Bolger, 33, for supporting him.
‘You have had to tolerate more than most because you had to put up with me… trust me,’ he said between tears.?
Liberal MP Tim Wilson has proposed to his partner Ryan Bolger during a debate on same-sex marriage
Mr Wilson, 37, became emotional as he addressed his partner before proposing
‘This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship. We both know this issue isn’t the reason we got involved in politics… but in my first speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands and they are the answer to the questions we cannot ask.’
Mr Wilson then addressed his partner and popped the question.
‘So there’s only one thing left to do. Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?’
Mr Bolger answered yes, to strong applause.
Mr Wilson was congratulated by other politicians after Mr Bolger accepted his proposal
Deputy speaker Rob Mitchell said the 'resounding yes' should be recorded in the notes, before offering his congratulations to Mr Wilson.
'Well done mate,' Mr Mitchell said.
In his maiden speech to parliament, Mr Wilson became emotional when speaking about Mr Bolger.
'For seven years, a ring has sat on both of our left hands, and they are the answer to a question we still cannot ask,' he said at the time.?
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