Liberal MP Tim Wilson marries partner Ryan Bolger | Australia news | The Guardian

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Federal Liberal MP and marriage equality advocate Tim Wilson has married partner Ryan Bolger.
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Wilson, a federal MP from Victoria, and Bolger wed on Sunday, Wilson announced on Twitter.
“The 11th of March is a special day. Its the day after @rpbolger’s birthday. The day before mine. And now and forever it is our wedding anniversary. #BolgerWilson2018,” he wrote.
Tim Wilson MP (@TimWilsonMP) The 11th of March is a special day. It the day after @rpbolger ’s birthday. The day before mine. And now and forever it is our wedding anniversary. #BolgerWilson2018 pic.twitter.com/2Fo4QXTdeU
March 11, 2018 Wilson, a former human rights commissioner, proposed to Bolger from the floor of the House of Representatives while giving a speech on same-sex marriage in December.
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“There’s only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?” Wilson asked at the time, fighting back tears at the end of an emotional speech.
Bolger replied with a loud “yes” from the gallery, to cheers and claps.
The couple’s wedding news was met with a stream of congratulations on Twitter.
Topics Marriage equality Australian politics LGBT rights Liberal party news