Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia
Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings. Or in plenty of cases, start proposing.
As in the case of the Australian ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, who spared no time proposing to his longtime partner Thomas Marti on Thursday in Paris.
The video was posted on Berne’s Twitter account mere hours after marriage equality was made legal in Australia.
“Now, as Australia has just approved marriage equality, it is my turn now. My turn to ratify my own relationship with my partner of 11 years Thomas. He is not aware of what I would like to do now,” Berne said in French.
According to AFP, Marti is a Swiss-Australian who works at Australia’s French embassy, and they met on a tram in Amsterdam.
Oh, and of course he said yes, as you’ll see in this delightful video.
The law change also means thousands of LGBTQ couples who got hitched overseas will have their marriages officially recognised in Australia.
These couples won’t be able to marry again in Australia, but they can have a ceremony to confirm their vows or recommit to their marriage.
Any excuse for another party, we guess.