The pair were married on the 11 March.

Tim Wilson – the Australian MP who proposed to his boyfriend during a debate on marriage equality – has now married his partner, Ryan.

During the debate, back in December, Wilson said: “The person I have to thank most is my partner Ryan. You’ve had to tolerate more than most because you had to put up with me.

“Trust me, this debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship.

“We both know this issue isn’t the reason we got involved in politics – give us tax reform any day – but in my first speech I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands, that they are the answer to the questions we cannot ask.

“So there’s only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?”

The Australian Parliament confirmed that Wilson was the first member of parliament to propose on the floor of the House.

The pair wed in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria, and Wilson later confirmed that they would be honeymooning in the “great state of Victoria”. And after the ceremony, Wilson posted a heartfelt message on Twitter.

“Occasionally time stops. It is because of moments that can’t be re-lived. A snapshot in time. Of love. Of calm. Of comfort. A time when your joy overcomes.”

In a later post, Wilson explained why they had married on the 11 March. “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.”

And should the happy couple wish to adopt a child, it is now legal for them to do so anywhere in Australia. It was previously illegal in the Northern Territory, but on the 13 March legislation was passed which legalised same-sex couples adopting.