Liberal MP Tim Wilson has married his partner Ryan Bolger, three months after he proposed in federal parliament.
The Victorian MP announced that he and his partner had tied the knot on Sunday in a post on Twitter.
“The 11th of March is a special day. It’s the day after @rpbolger’s birthday. The day before mine,” he wrote.
“And now and forever it is our wedding anniversary. #BolgerWilson2018.”
Wilson proposed in early December while he delivered an emotional speech during the parliamentary debate on the same-sex marriage bill.
Wilson recalled the moment seven years earlier when he first presented his partner with the rings that the pair had worn on their left hands in the years since.
— Tim Wilson MP (@TimWilsonMP) March 11, 2018
“I said, ‘I don’t know what this ring represents, but will you take it as a sign of my commitment?’ Thankfully, the answer was yes,” he said.
He said the following days were “bittersweet” without the ability to legally marry, but finished the emotional speech by asking, “There’s only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?”
Bolger responded with a “yes” from his seat in the public gallery, as the chamber cheered and applauded.
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) December 4, 2017