Lawmaker proposes during same-sex marriage debate

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Lawmaker proposes during same-sex marriage debate

(AP) — An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament’s debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country.

Tim Wilson, a 37-year-old lawmaker in the conservative coalition government, was among the first lawmakers to join the House of Representatives debate and toward the end of his speech popped the question to his partner of seven years Ryan Bolger, who was watching from the public gallery.

“In my first speech I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands, and they are the answer to a question we cannot ask,” an emotional Wilson said, referring to the first time he addressed the Parliament last year.

“There’s only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?” Wilson added to applause.

The 33-year-old primary school teacher responded “yes,” which was recorded in the official parliamentary record.

The House of Representatives is holding its final two-week session of the year, which is giving priority to lifting the ban on same-sex marriage on Australia. The major parties want the legislation passed this week after a majority of Australian’s endorsed change in a postal ballot last month.

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    • In the Caribbean, the shackles of enslavement were held in place by bigotry, violence and false piety. It took over 400 years to break this armoury of dehumanization. Today, descendants of slaves have internalized the same armoury of bigotry, violence and false piety to ostracize minorities –namely members of the LGBT community - what an irony! In God’s name, the ancestors of slaves have out-mastered the masters in hate and putdowns!

      Surely there must be better ways to spend your God given breath! Or is there truth in the saying ‘once a slave always a slaves’. You are the one tormenting yourself with your imagination of the private sexual habits of consenting people.

      Take the exit to freedom. Try living and let live!

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      • you know something grace all you are saying is blah blah blah blah blah blah. This has nothing to do with slavery dont put my African ancestors within your Saloptay. its because of people like you with your smart mouth comments that give the fuel for lgbt to say what they feel like and think it is right and want laws changed to promote their unhealthy sexual orientation. if something is bloody wrong we stand up for it and we dont want it imposed on us so stop trying to justify your excuse with saying i am tormenting my self with imagination of private sexual habits of consenting people
        thats DISGUSTING and DONT you ever disrespect me like that ever again and this is exactly what it should be PRIVATE we the normal people in the world dont need and want to know about yall nastiness, keep it private. and if me getting freedom means to allow laws for battyman and rubbing to be imposed then MORE FAYAH.. NONSENCE

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