Denied Right In His Own Country, Gay Australian Politician Marries In Spain

A gay Australian politician married his partner in Spain on Wednesday (December 19), becoming his country's first sitting gay politician to wed. Labour Member of Parliament for South Australia and cabinet minister Ian Hunter tied the knot with his long-term partner of 20 years Leith Semmens in the town of Jun in Granada, southern Spain, two months after Australia voted down a proposal to legalize same sex marriage. Fifty-two-year-old Hunter is the social inclusion minister for the state of Sou