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05 December 2017, 02:33 | Terri Saunders
WATCH: Liberal MP Tim Wilson proposes to partner in Parliament
In a speech, Tim Wilson, an openly gay member of Parliament with the center-right Liberal party, spoke emotionally of the struggles he and his partner, Ryan Bolger, had encountered as a gay couple.
Passage of the bill will make Australia the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage, a watershed for a country in which some states considered homosexual activity illegal until 1997. "Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?", The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Wilson as saying.
The former Institute of Public Affairs policy director, who was an Australian Human Rights Commissioner before entering politics previous year as the member for Goldstein, said that in his first speech "I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands".
"This is a historic moment of inclusion, of recognition, of respect", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said shortly after the bill was introduced for debate in the lower house Monday. Officials from the House of Representatives noted on Twitter that he was also the first member of Parliament to ever propose in the chamber.
"We should let Hansard note to record that was a "yes", a resounding "yes", Mitchell said.
Almost 80 per cent of eligible voters responded to a national postal survey earlier this month, with more than 61 per cent saying "yes", the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to Wednesday, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
A Liberal MP used his speech on the same-sex marriage debate to propose to his partner - and he said yes!
"Just as Australians came together for marriage equality, so has the Senate, and now it's time for the momentum to carry the reform through the House of Representatives".
Wilson has been engaged to Bolger, a school teacher, for nine years and reaffirmed his proposal during a speech on the issue.
"During the debate we saw history being made with LGBTI members from all major parties leading the debate".
The senator, a consistent support of LGBT rights, paid tribute to the Greens' former Parliamentary Leader Bob Brown.
"Many simply didn't know how to react".
"Today ... Today I stand here with my Greens colleagues, finishing the job that Bob Brown started".
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