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Australian MP marries partner after parliament proposal

IANS  |  Canberra 

An has wed his partner, three months after proposing to him in parliament during a debate on legalising same-sex marriage, the media reported on Monday.

Government MP and celebrated their "special day" on Sunday, the reported.

Australian MPs voted to legalise in December.

Earlier that month, Wilson had become the first MP to make a marriage proposal in the

Wilson and Bolger, who have been together for more than a decade, were married in Melbourne's

In his December speech, Wilson was arguing for when he turned to address

Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery.

"In my first speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands. They (the rings_ are the answer to the question we cannot ask," an emotional Wilson said.

"So there is only one thing left to do. Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?"

Bolger replied with a loud "yes", prompting cheers and applause.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 10:10 IST