Australia: Gay Politician Marries Partner in Spain

Written by scott on December 19th, 2012

Australia: Gay Politician Marries Partner in SpainA prominent gay Australian politician married his longtime partner Wednesday in southern Spain, two months after his country voted down a proposal to enact same-sex marriage legislation.

Ian Hunter, the social inclusion minister for the state of South Australia, said he was disappointed that his marriage to artist Leith Semmens won’t be legal in Australia, but said the two decided they couldn’t wait for their country to approve a gay marriage law.

“Without a doubt it’s inevitable in Australia, but you’re looking at six or seven years, and me and my partner weren’t willing to wait that long,” Hunter said a few hours before he and Semmens were married at an art gallery in the town of Jun.

Authored By Alan Clendenning and Rod McGuirk – See the Full Story at ABC News

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