- The Australian parliamentarian Tim Wilson asked his partner to marry on Monday morning (local time) during a debate about the introduction of same-sex marriage.
His partner, who sat in the public gallery, replied broadly with a 'yes. '
The proposal came after a speech from Wilson about the ring he gave to his friend seven years ago as a sign of loyalty. 'His partner hammered at an engagement party. 'The truth is that I always postponed this because I thought nobody would show up. '
The parliamentarian thanked the Australian population for their vote for gay marriage and concluded with: 'All I have to do now is ask: do you want to marry me?'
After the proposal, cheers and applause sounded in the parliament. The speech and the saying were included in the official minutes of the House of Representatives.
In mid-November it became known that more than 60 percent of Australians were positive about legalizing gay marriage. Prime Minister Turnbull announced that he would commit himself to the bill, so that it could still be implemented before Christmas.